Native American Wars 1864 -1890. Kelly A Barker Southwest Middle School American History 8. Sand Creek Massacre. 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie
Kelly A Barker
Southwest Middle School
American History 8
Summer, 1866. The Army sends word to the Oglala, Brulé, Hunkpapa, and Minneconjou Sioux to come to Fort Laramie to sign a treaty allowing forts to be built and travel through the Powder River country to Montana (Bozeman Trail)
On August 7, 1874, Custer shot and killed this bear. He called it his greatest hunting achievement.
Comanche was reputed to be the only survivor of the Little Bighorn, but quite a few Seventh Cavalry mounts survived, probably more than one hundred, and there was even a yellow bulldog. Comanche lived on another fifteen years, and when he died, he was stuffed and to this day remains in a glass case at the University of Kansas. So, protected from moths and souvenir hunters by his humidity-controlled glass case, Comanche stands patiently, enduring generation after generation of undergraduate jokes. The other horses are gone, and the mysterious yellow bulldog is gone, which means that in a sense the legend is true. Comanche alone survived.
Captain Myles Keogh personal mount, which he only rode in battle. The horse had been shot by an arrow in the hindquarters in an earlier engagement with the Comanche which had led to his name.
When General Terry’s column arrived on the battlefield, he was wandering about wounded several times but still alive.
He lived until 1890, 14 years after the battle, being used in 7th Cavalry ceremonies and pampered – he had an affection for beer. He is one of only two horses to have a full military funeral after his death.Comanche