Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - The War to Save the Buffalo Summary & Analysis

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The War to Save the Buffalo Summary

In December of 1868, General Sheridan issues an order for all Cheyennes, Arapaho, Kiowa, and Comanche tribes to surrender at Fort Cobb or risk being hunted down and killed by U.S. soldiers. The Kiowas see no benefit to surrender and opt to remain on their own land based on the treaty of Medicine Lodge signed in 1867. This is not acceptable to the U.S. government, which sends George Armstrong Custer to resolve the situation. Custer encounters two Kiowa chiefs, Satanta and Lone Wolf, and arrests them on the spot. The balance of the Kiowa tribes is installed in the reservation at Fort Cobb.

Eventually the army builds a new town north of the Red River called Fort Sill, to where the Kiowa people are transferred. General Sheridan removes Satanta and Lone Wolf from incarceration with the warning...

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