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With the Indian and the buffalo in Montana

 Collection — Folder: 1
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.


  • 1925


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Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from With the Indian and the buffalo in Montana must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Brigadier General, U.S. Army. Served with 2nd Cavalry in Montana during the Indian campaigns of the 1870s, in Cuba during the Spanish-American War (1898), and later as Chief of Staff for the Department of the Missouri, headquartered at Omaha, Nebraska. In 1905 he was sent overseas as military attache with the Japanese Army. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1906 and given command of 1st Cavalry. Retired from active duty December 1912.


1 v. (67 leaves) : handwritten

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.


Written ca. 1925 for publication in "The Cavalry Journal," 35 (October 1926): 500-511; 36 (January 1927): 7-54; 36 (April 1927): 191-207. Manuscript includes editor's corrections.

Register of With the Indian and the buffalo in Montana
Leslie Evens
2011 October 28
Description rules
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States