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Custer's Gold: The United States Cavalry Expedition of 1874

By: Donald Jackson

Price: $0.99

Publisher: : University of Nebraska Press: 1972

Seller ID: 9780803257504

Condition: very good


The white settlers had little interest in the semiarid land assigned to the Sioux under the Treaty of 1868 and, for a time, the Indians enjoyed their domain in relative peace. However, when rumors spread that the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory were rich in gold, miners and newspapers wanted to organize prospecting parties. At first the government discouraged attempts to trespass upon the Sioux land, but under the pressure of public opinion, the Army in 1874 sent the Seventh Cavalry Regiment, commanded by General George A. Custer, to explore the Hills. With reports that gold had indeed bee... View more info