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Nez Percé Indians -- Wars, 1877

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Custer, calvary, and Crows

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2660
Scope and Contents

Typewritten book draft with handwritten corrections. The item is a biography of William Henry White (1851-1938) who was a Montana pioneer, Indian fighter, and one of the command which buried the dead on the Custer battlefield in June of 1876. The item was submitted to the Old Army Press by Mrs. Theodore Heil for publication.

Dates: approximately 1930

With the Indian and the buffalo in Montana

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233290342]
Identifier: Vault MSS 498
Scope and Contents

Detailed handwritten account of his activities during the campaigns against the Cheyenne, Sioux, and Nez Perce tribes during the 1870s. His unit was the first on the scene of Custer's massacre on the Little Bighorn (1876), and he describes the battlefield in great depth, and also provides personal speculations on the specifics of the fight.

Dates: 1925