ARMY LIFE ON THE BORDER INDIANS ON WESTERN PLAINS 1866
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14 pages....... ARMY LIFE ON THE BORDER ONE-THIRD of a century ago, that is in the spring of 1833, Randolph Marcy, a tall young man, just graduated from West Point, was assigned to duty with Company D, Fifth U. S. Infantry, stationed at Fort Howard, Green Bay, in the then frontier Territory, noW al- most central State, of Wisconsin. The cap- tain of this company was Martin Scott, famous as the hero of the “coon” story, certainly one of the best marksmen, perhaps the very best marksman, that ever lived. More than thirty years of active service, mostly upon the front- iers, have made Colonel Marcy familiar with the life and character of the peoples residing t We doubt if t is another living man who has had so much intercourse with the Indian tribes of the great Western Plains. The tribes of the Far West have scarcely a trait in common with those who once peopled the Eastern slope of the American Continent. The latter lived in permanent villages, subsist- ing more by agriculture than by hunting, and made their war excursions wholly on foot. The former are nomades in the strictest sense of the word. They have neither houses nor fields. Their dwellings are lodges, which they carry with them wver they wander. ...... THIS ARTICLE WAS REMOVED FROM THE HARPERS MONTHLY MAGAZINE...
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