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Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925 / Personal recollections and observations of General Nelson A. Miles embracing a brief view of the Civil War, or, From New England to the Golden Gate: and the story of his Indian campaigns, with comments on the exploration, development and progress of our great western empire
(1896)

Chapter XXXIV. From Indian territory to Arizona,   pp. 432-444 PDF (5.9 MB)


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GENERAL NELSON A. MILES.
murdered by lawless white men, their reservation had been overrun and
their game destroyed. They were nearly starving, their daily ration
having been reduced to one-half a pound of beef and one-quarter of a
pound of flour for each Indian. Happily this last cause of discontent was
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that Territory and in the States  ARI7ZONXA VEGETATION, (GIANT CACTUS).
of Texas, Kansas and Colorado. In company with Lieutenant-General
Sheridan I visited the Cheyenne and Arapahoe reservations and
found them in a most desperate condition. The Indians were huddled
together in disagreeble camps, and were entirely beyond the control of the
agent and his Indian police. Two of their pronminent men had been
murdered, and they were turbulent, disaffected, and on the verge of open
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