The weather is cold and the snow is over a foot deep. William
Wingate Sewall isn't sure how the cattle can survive in such an
environment. He accompanied a group, including James Watts a
"genuine specimen of a frontier man," to a Native American village.
Watts was with General Custer the day before the Battle of the
Little Bighorn and claims to have been shot seven times and hit
with arrows five times. They bought several moccasins, buckskins,
and a buffalo robe. Sewall's long hair seemed to interest the
Native Americans and they even braided his hair. There are
opportunities in Dakota Territory but he still believes that Maine
has better living conditions and hopes to return soon.
Little Bighorn, Battle of the (Montana : 1876); Ranching; Cattle; Winter; Indians of North America; Indians of North America--Social life and customs; Frontier and pioneer life; United States--Dakota Territory
Grant Prince Marsh, a "lifelong navigator of western rivers,"
requests President Roosevelt's help to prevent a dam being built
near Glendive, Montana. The dam is being built for a private
company, the Water Users' Association and will prevent future
navigation of the Yellowstone River.
Little Bighorn, Battle of the (Montana : 1876); Dams--Design and construction; Regulation of rivers and lakes; Rivers--Government policy; Inland navigation; United States--Yellowstone River; Montana--Glendive; Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876
Superintendent Luce confirms that William C. Williams and Frank
Neely were members of the 7th Cavalry's 1876 expedition. Under the
command of General Terry, they would have been near Medora, North
Dakota, on May 29-30, 1876. The name Dudley was not found on the
muster rolls but he could have been a teamster or part of a
Little Bighorn, Battle of the (Montana : 1876); North Dakota--Medora; United States. Army. Cavalry, 7th; Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876; Williams, William C., 1856-1919; Neely, Frank, 1850-; Terry, Alfred Howe, 1827-1890
Description of prehistoric and Native American activity in the North Dakota Badlands.
Little Bighorn, Battle of the (Montana : 1876); Indians of North America--Social life and customs; Indians of North America--Hunting; North Dakota--Badlands; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; Sitting Bull, 1831-1890