June 14, 2010

Fort Randall on the Missouri, 1856-1892

Established on the Missouri River near present-day South Dakota, Fort Randall served as an important western frontier outpost for the mid-19th century American Army. Greene chronicles the establishment of the post and describes the day-to-day activities of troops who supported expeditions into the Black Hills region. This post is notable in American history because the "Buffalo Soldiers" of the 25th Infantry were garrissoned there, and Sioux leader Sitting Bull and his followers were confined there beteen 1881 and 1883. Based on personal letters, official reports, and other primary sources, this book provides an interesting view into our western history

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Fort Randall on the Missouri, 1856-1892
Jerome A. Greene
F 659 b.F678 G74 2005