Forts of the Northern Plains

Forts of the Northern Plains

A Guide to the Historic Military Posts of the Plains Indians Wars

Book - 2008
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51 fort sites in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana More than 100 photographs and drawings illustrate life at the forts Directions, visitor information, and nearby points of interest for every site

As the first official symbols of U. S. government presence on the Western frontier, the forts of the Northern Plains were both centers of commerce and sources of conflict. The integral role 51 of those forts played during decades of warfare with the Plains Indians tribes--and the posts' fates after those wars ended--is recounted in this informative guidebook. Included are histories, up-to-date descriptions of what remains today, and directions and visitor information for each post.

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780811734967
Branch Call Number: 973.8 BAR
Characteristics: xix, 220 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm

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