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January 25, 2021 74 min

In the summer of 1868 Major George A. Forsyth, under orders from General Sheridan, raised a company of fifty "first-class hardy frontiersmen" to seek out and engage hostile Native Americans. These scouts soon found themselves outnumbered and surrounded by hundreds of Cheyenne warriors as they took refuge on a little sandbar in the middle of the Arikaree river. What followed is now known as the battle of Beecher Island.

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Contrary - Little Big Man

List of Forsyth's Scouts

Excerpt from Indian Yell, by Michael Blake - True West Mag

Indian Yell: The Heart of an American Insurgency by Michael Blake

The Battle of Beecher Island, by George A. Forsyth



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