Year 1876 U. S. Army Letters. Sherman and his Generals correspond before and after The Little Big Horn Fight

General of the Army, William Tecumseh Sherman instructs his generals in Dakota Territory and Wyoming from his headquarters in St. Paul.  Prior to the Little Big Horn Battle they were checking on whereabouts of Sitting Bull and other wandering Tribes.   After the Little Big Horn Battle their letters indicate their frustration in locating the aforementioned Sitting Bull.   Copied from Micro Spool No. 234, Roll No. 847, 1876       From the collection of Major A. B. Welch – 1874-1945 Written by Everett R. Cox, his grandnephew Welch Book #14a       Background on this old roll of film I acquired my Great Uncle’s “Indian” collection in the late 1950’s.  It consisted of a steamer-trunk loaded with artifacts and over 4,000...

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Year 1876 at Standing Rock. Letters & Interviews before and after the Little Big Horn Battle

An interesting view of the Standing Rock Reservation in 1876 (mainly through the eyes of the white man).   Some very conflicting verbal battles between the Army, stationed at Fort Yates, and the Indian Agents of Standing Rock. Insight into life on the reservation before and immediately after the Little Big Horn Battle including interesting comments by Mad Bear, Big Head, Red Bull, Wolf Necklace of the Upper and Lower Yanktonais, John Grass and Running Antelope of the Blackfeet and Uncpapa, and lengthy interviews with Kill Eagle.     Copied from Micro Spool No. 234, Roll No. 847, 1876     From the collection of Major A. B. Welch – 1874-1945 Written by Everett R. Cox, his grandnephew Welch Book #14b   Background on this old roll...

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Welcome to Col. A. B. Welch Dakota Papers

Welch Dakota Papers consists of several thousand pages of personal interviews, writings, newspaper clippings, and photographs, many dealing with  mid to late 1800’s Oral Histories of the Sioux, Arikara, Hidatsa and Mandan Tribes.  All From the Collection of Col. A. B. Welch (1874-1945). On the left-use the Master Index to get an overview of this website’s content.  On the right hand side of the website are all the categories developed from over 50 years of researching and indexing Col. A. B. Welch’s collection.   Edited and published by:  Everett Cox, nephew of Col. Welch, and Catherine Cox-Rivers.

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WAR DRUMS OF THE 1800’s, Warriors of the Sioux, Arikara, Mandan and Hidatsa speak of their Battles. NOW ON KINDLE!

This new book is a significant improvement on the web site entry. We have learned a lot about creating books since the material for the web site was first entered.     Col. A.B. Welch (Author, 1924), Everett Cox (Editor), Catherine Cox Rivers (Editor).     Be the first to review this item:   http://www.amazon.com/War-Drums-1800s-Warriors-Arikara-ebook/dp/B00Q12VDCA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1420043848&sr=1-1&keywords=war+drums+of+the+1800%27s.    Then type in to Search:  War Drums of the 1800’s.    Kindle Price: $6.49     Book Description Publication Date: December 30, 2014 A rare and deeply personal look into the lives of Dakota Indian warriors during the mid to late...

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War Drums (Genuine War Stories from the Sioux, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara), written by Col. A. B. Welch, a

Until 1883 there was no restriction by the Government on Indians Killing each other…This might help you to better understand some of the cruelty and seemingly senseless killing in their battles.   ***************************************************************** Story No. 1:  Death of Montana Miners and Burning of the Boat ***************************************************************** Story No. 2: The Stone by the Road ***************************************************************** Story No. 3: The Battle of the Buttes ***************************************************************** Story No. 4: “Last Hill Village” fight  ***************************************************************** Story No. 5: The Sioux fight at...

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Sioux Nation Pow-Wow and the Making of a Movie, Nov 17, 1912

Where,  Oh Where, is this extremely valuable and historic film? (Circular Family Letter written by A. B. Welch, Nov. 17, 1912)  Blow-up  of Detail in the above letter...

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A. B. Welch letter of October 22, 1913 describing visit to Fort Yates and discussions about Custer with “Old Timers”

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