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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minnesota, (search)
......June 1, 1849 First legislature, consisting of nine councillors and eighteen representatives, meets at the Central House in St. Paul......Sept. 3, 1849 Act passed to send the Washington Monument Association a slab of red pipestone from the Minnesota quarry......1849 St. Paul incorporated as a town......November, 1849 Minnesota Historical Society organized by law......Nov. 15, 1849 Congress appropriates $20,000 for a territorial prison......1851 Treaty at Traverse des Sioux, on Minnesota River, the Sioux cede lands in Iowa and in Minnesota east of the Red River of the North, Lake Traverse, and the Sioux River......July 23, 1851 Dog-train with explorers, under Dr. Rae, after search for Sir John Franklin, arrives at St. Paul from the north......Feb. 14, 1852 Prohibitory liquor law passed; ratified by the people April 5, but declared void by Supreme Court......1852 College of St. Paul, chartered as the Baldwin School, dedicated......Dec. 29, 1853 City
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Montana, (search)
......May 26, 1864 Gold discovered in Last chance Gulch, in Lewis and Clarke county, on present site of Helena......July 21, 1864 Montana Post, first newspaper in the Territory, started at Virginia City......1864 First territorial legislature meets at Bannock......Dec. 12, 1864 Historical Society of Montana incorporated......Feb. 2, 1865 First National Bank of Helena, the first in Montana, organized......1866 Helena Herald first issued......1866 Steamer Key West leaves Sioux City, April 14, 1869, reaches the Yellowstone May 6, and ascends that river to Powder River, a distance of 245 miles......1869 Congress sets apart a tract near the headwaters of the Yellowstone as a public park; a small portion lies in Montana, bordering on Wyoming......March 1, 1872 Expedition under Thomas P. Roberts explores the upper Missouri from the three forks down to Fort Benton......1872 Seat of government removed from Virginia City to Helena......1875 General Forsythe, unde
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Dakota, State of (search)
..Sept. 23, 1806 Fort Pierre established......1829 First steamboat to navigate the upper Missouri, the Yellowstone, built by the American Fur Company at Pittsburg, ascends the river as far as Fort Pierre......1831 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux signed by the Indians, ceding to the United States the territory east of the Big Sioux River......1851 Gen. W. S. Harney, with 1,200 men, marches from the Platte River to Fort Pierre, where they encamp for the winter......1855 First settlem located at Yankton......1862 Sioux Falls destroyed by the Sioux Indians, and settlers flee to Yankton......1862 Fort Dakota built on reservation at Sioux Falls......1865 Line of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad built from Sioux City, Ia., to Yankton, completed......1873 Military and scientific exploring expedition, under Gen. G. A. Custer, arrives at the Black Hills, July, 1874, from Fort Abraham Lincoln. Specimens of gold are washed from the soil near Harney's Peak, w
5Apr. 26, 1886Bodies for Dissection. 136Apr. 30, 1886Omaha a Port of Entry. 137May 8, 1886Pensions. 138 139May 17, 1886Springfield a Port of Entry. 140 to 156May 17 1886 to June 19, 1886Pensions, Private. 157May 19, 1886Public Building at Sioux City, Ia.Passed over the veto in the Senate. 158May 19, 1886Public Building at Zanesville, O. 159 to 226June 19, 1886 to July 6, 1886Pensions and Reliefs, Private. 227June 6, 1886Public Building at Duluth, Minn. 228 to 231July 6, 1886Pensions anGrant to Tacoma, Wash. 348 to 361Aug. 9, 1888 to Aug. 10, 1888Pensions, Private. 362Aug. 14, 1888Additional Copies of United States Map for 1886. 363 to 373Aug. 14, 1888 to Aug. 27, 1888Pensions and Reliefs. 374Aug. 27, 1888Public Building, Sioux City, Ia. 375 to 385Aug. 27, 1888 to Sept. 13, 1888Pensions and Reliefs, Private. 386Aug. 24, 1888Land Grant to Kansas. 387Aug. 24, 1888Sale of Military Reservation in Kansas. 388 to 424Oct. 10, 1888 to Feb. 14, 1889Pensions and Reliefs, Private
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whitside, Samuel Marmaduke 1839- (search)
Whitside, Samuel Marmaduke 1839- Military officer; born in Toronto, Canada, Jan. 9, 1839; joined the United States army in 1858; served throughout the Civil War with the 6th Cavalry; was then assigned to duty on the frontier, where he served for twenty-five years. In December, 1890, he captured Big Foot and his 400 Sioux warriors, and led his regiment at the battle of Wounded Knee. During the war with Spain he commanded the 5th Cavalry; was transferred to the 10th Cavalry in October, 1898; and went to Cuba in May, 1899, where he was placed in command of the Department of Santiago and Puerto Principe in January, 1900. On the reorganization of the regular army, in 1901, he was promoted brigadier-general.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yankton Indians, (search)
Yankton Indians, A tribe of the Siouan family. In 1899 there were 1,061 lower Yanktonai Sioux at the Crow Creek agency, in South Dakota; 1,239 Yanktonai Sioux at Fort Peck agency, in Montana; a considerable number of Yanktonai Sioux at the Standing Rock agency, in North Dakota; and 1,728 Yankton Sioux at the Yankton agency, in South Dakota. For further details of this tribe, see Sioux, or Dakota, Indians.
aft and from Catlin, and one remarkable example is given from the works of the latter author. Fig. 3610 shows the robe of Mah-to-toh-pa, the head chief of the Mandans, which consisted of the skin of a young buffalo bull with the fur on one side and the battles of his life emblazoned on the other, by his own hand. It is shown in Catlin's work on the North American Indians, Vol I. p. 148, and is a good specimen of picture-writing. It has twelve battle-scenes, showing various fights with Sioux, Riccarees, Cheyennes, and others. Robe of Mah-to-toh-pa (four bears). The Egyptian temples and tombs abound with pictures too conventional to be artistic, but so admirably executed that they are bright and sharp even now. The peculiar atmosphere of the country has had something to do with their singularly perfeet preservation. Three different forms of writing were used in that wonderful country, — the hieroglvphic, hieratic, and the demotic or enchorial. The first was probably the
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Dakota Volunteers. (search)
Dakota Volunteers. 1st Dakota Battalion Cavalry Organized, Company A at Yankton, D. T., April, 1862. Company B at Sioux City, Iowa, March 31, 1863. Assigned to duty in the District of Iowa and Dakota Department of the Northwest, defending frontiers and operating — against Indians. Participated in Sully's Expedition against hostile Sioux Indians in Dakota July 25 to Oct. 8, 1864, wth engagements at Tah-kah-a-kuty July 28, and at Two Hills, Bad Lands, Little Missouri River August 8-9. Mustered out Co. A May 9, 1865, Co. B Nov. 15, 186
6th Iowa Regiment Cavalry Organized at Davenport January 31 to March 5, 1863. Moved to Sioux City, Dakota, March 16-April 26, 1863. Operations against hostile Indians about Fort Randall May 11. Actions at White Stone Hill September 3 and 5. Duty at Fort Sully, Fort Randall and Sioux City till June, 1864. Sully's Expedition against hostile Sioux Indians June 26-October 8. Engrant train September 11-30. Fort Rice September 27. Duty by Detachments at Fort Randall, Sioux City, Fort Berthold, Yankton and the Sioux and Winnebago Indian Agencies till October, 1865. Mus Organized at Davenport April 27 to July 13, 1863, Companies A to H. Company I organized as Sioux City Cavalry November 14, 1861, and three Companies organized for 41st Iowa Battalion assigned as Cched by order of General Fremont, and march from Davenport, via Des Moines, Council Bluffs and Sioux City, to Fort Randall, Dakota Territory, arriving December 5, 1861, and on special duty at that poi
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Minnesota Volunteers. (search)
nnesota Cavalry. Duty at Fort Snelling, Minn., to May, 1864. March from Fort Snelling to Sioux City May 2-25. Sully's Expedition against hostile Indians west of the Missouri River June 4 to Npring of 1865. Sully's operations against Indians May to October, 1865. Patrol duty from Sioux City to Fort Randall, Headquarters at Sioux City, October, 1865, to May, 1866. Mustered out JuneSioux City, October, 1865, to May, 1866. Mustered out June 1, 1866. Regiment lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and 1 Officer and 6 Enlisted men by disease. Total 11. Hatch's Independent Battalion Cavalry Organized at Fort Snelling and St. Py on Yellow Medicine River June 30-July 2, to preserve order during annuity payment to Indians. Sioux outbreak August, 1862. Battle of Redwood August 18 (Co. B ). Defence of Fort Ridgly Augus Paynesville, Fort Ripley, Sauk Centre, Pomme de Terre, Alexandria and Fort Abercrombie guarding Sioux frontier. Concentrated at Paynesville May 24, 1864. Mounted and march to Fort Ridgly May 24-
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