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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arapahoe Indians, (search)
Arapahoe Indians, One of the five tribes constituting the Blackfeet confederacy, residing near the headwaters of the Arkansas and Platte rivers. They were great hunters, and fifty years age numbered 10,000 souls. With the disappearance of the buffalo they have rapidly decreased. In 1900 one branch, numbering 1.011, was located in Oklahoma, and a second, numbering 829, in Wyoming. arbitration
encamped with a force about 1,000 strong, and Sir George Prevost and General De Watteville were within buglecall. Hampton resolved to dislodge De Salaberry, and sent a force under Col. Robert Purdy on the evening of Oct. 25 to force a ford and fall upon the British rear. Purdy lost his way in a hemlock swamp. Meanwhile Hampton put 3,500 of his men in motion under Gen. George Izard, who moved to the attack at two o'clock in the afternoon. De Salaberry came out with a few Canadians and Indians, but finding overwhelming numbers in front of him he fell back to his intrenched camp. Firing was now heard on the other side of the river. Purdy, who had neglected to post pickets, had been surprised, his troops flying to the river. Several of his officers and men swam across, and bore alarming news of a heavy force approaching. Instead of such a force approaching, those who had attacked Purdy had fled at the first fire; and so the belligerents were in the ridiculous predicament of run
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connor, Patrick Edward 1820-1891 (search)
Connor, Patrick Edward 1820-1891 Military officer; born in Ireland, March 17, 1820; came to the United States and was educated in New York City; served in the war with Mexico and then engaged in business in California. When the Civil War broke out he recruited a band of 200 men and was ordered to Utah to drive plundering Indians out of the overland routes of travel, and to check the threatened revolt among the Mormons. After marching 140 miles he fell upon a fortified camp of 300 Indians in Washington Territory and destroyed the whole band. At the close of the war he received the brevet of majorgeneral. Later he commanded 2,000 cavalry to punish the Sioux and Arapahoe Indians for their robberies. He met and defeated the latter at Tongue River in August, 1865. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 18, 1891.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coombs, Leslie -1881 (search)
Coombs, Leslie -1881 Military officer; born near Boonesboro, Ky., Nov. 28, 1793; entered the army in 1812; and after the defeat at the Raisin River he was sent to General Harrison with important messages which necessitated his travelling more than 100 miles over a country covvered with snow and occupied by Indians. He took a prominent part in the defeat of Colonel Dudley, and was wounded at Fort Miami. After the war he was admitted to the bar and became eminent in his profession and also as a political speaker. He died in Lexington, Ky., Aug. 21, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wyoming, (search)
f 6,272 to 1,923......November, 1889 Wyoming admitted to the Union by act of Congress approved......July 10, 1890 Francis E. Warren inaugurated first governor of the State of Wyoming......Oct. 14, 1890 First State legislature convenes at Cheyenne......Nov. 13, 1890 Legislature passes the Australian ballot law......1890 Forest reservation in Wyoming adjacent to Yellowstone Park set apart by proclamation of President Harrison......March 30 and Sept. 10, 1891 Shoshone and Arapahoe Indians cede to the United States 1,000,000 acres of land at 55 cents per acre ......Oct. 16, 1891 Five hundred cowboys set out to exterminate the cattle thieves in Wyoming and Montana......April 10, 1892 United States troops called out to suppress the cowboy disturbance......April 13, 1892 All persons engaged in resisting the laws and processes of the United States courts in Wyoming commanded to desist, by proclamation of President Harrison......July 30, 1892 Shoshone Indian reserv
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ute Indians, (search)
Ute Indians, A branch of the Shoshone stock of North American Indians, Ute Indians. comprising fifteen families, and at one time occupying the central and western portions of Colorado and the northeastern portion of Utah, and extending into New Mexico on the south. In 1899 there were 1,001 Moache, Capote, and Wiminuchie Utes at the southern Ute agency in California; 1,711 Uintah, White River, and Uncompahgre Utes at the Uintah and Ouray agencies in Utah; and a number of Pi-Utes and Pah-Utes on reservations in Oregon, Indian Territory, and Nevada.