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The frontier army in the settlement of the West

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.)
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Army -- History -- 19th century.,
    • United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.),
    • West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-435) and index.

      Statementby Michael L. Tate.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF596 .T36 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxx, 454 p. :
      Number of Pages454
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL42874M
      ISBN 10080613173X
      LC Control Number99036276

      The class of landless poor was small. Mackenzie ordered the horses slaughtered, thus destroying both the buffalo-centered economy of the Southern Plains tribes and their ability to continue raiding. A severe clash of cultures prevented the meetings from being very productive. By the s, however, the West was filling up with squatters who had no legal deed, although they may have paid money to previous settlers. The daily life of the frontier soldier was a hardy one.

      Other maintain that the frontier was neither especially democratic nor equal. Fort Clark would be an important post throughout the Indian wars and beyond. Smith personally selected — for its "pure water and salubrious climate" — the site of Fort Davis named for the secretary of war near Limpia Creek at the southern base of the Davis Mountains also named for the secretary. He burned a Kickapoo village in Coahuila and brought 40 Kickapoo captured women and children back to Texas.

      In AugustCapt. Washington Seawell constructed a primitive post of mud and wood in a box canyon near the creek. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. Stephen Carpenter and two infantry companies established Fort Lancaster on Live Oak Creek above its confluence with the Pecos River near the present-day town of Sheffield. Elements of the 2nd Regiment of the Texas Mounted Rifles occupied most of the West Texas forts, some for a few months, some for a year or more. Byabout one-third of the U.


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The frontier army in the settlement of the West book

Instead of focusing on the conquest of the West by force of arms, Tate describes the army's vital role as agent for economic and cultural development. Farther south Colonel Edwin V. Horton for help. The impact of statehood was felt during the Gold Rush, when Texas became a major route to California.

The conflict with the red man was the overriding consideration in the next twenty-five years until Indian power was broken. In AugustCapt.

Flipper moved on to a long and distinguished career as a mining engineer in the Southwest and Mexico and even became an assistant to the U. Douglas Hurt's descriptions of what family life was like in those years. Rich men came in, bought up the good land, and worked it with slaves. His victory brought a period of peace to the border but cattle raids resumed in the late s.

An example of new military history, an approach that examines the social aspects of soldiering, his work is a significant contribution to our understanding of the American West.

However, frontier defense would be a problem for years to come. The frontier soldiers were usually stationed in posts at strategic points defending the routes of communications, settlements and Indian reservations. Diplomacy also continued during this period, with federal agents holding councils with Indian leaders similar to the meetings that preserved the peace during Sam Houston's presidency.

George A. To the Americans, it seemed that the Indians had difficulty keeping promises. Fort Clark remained a major post untilwhen it was deactivated. The troops occupied several sites along the river, but in they were ordered to withdraw to Fort Fillmore, 40 miles to the north in New Mexico.

They rejected the British plan to set up an Indian state in U. Many of the western trails had been blazed by army explorers; soldiers and forts provided assistance to emigrants in distress; the army improved transportation routes and helped to regularize communication with the East; army officials enforced the law and kept order in the absence of civil government; military building projects drew civilian contractors and laborers to them; army surgeons treated civilians as well as soldiers; the army reinforced culture by recreating institutions such as churches, schools, and libraries on post; and army personnel promoted settlement through published letters, diaries, and books.

InAmerican pioneers to the Northwest Territory established Marietta, Ohioas the first permanent American settlement in the Northwest Territory. The Army on the Frontier disagreed with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the frontier civil authorities over the Indian policy.

Henry Ossian Flipper, the first black graduate of West Point, who was dismissed from the service in June after he was found guilty of "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman" in a court-martial trial at Fort Davis. The actual number of killed and wounded Indians must be very much higher than the given Scores of Indian wars and campaigns were fought by the Army.

The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West

Instead, the annexation of Texas soon precipitated the Mexican War, which kept the United States Army preoccupied with events south of the Rio Grande until The editors have compiled a fine set of biographical essays about significant leaders of the 19th Century U.S.

Army on the frontier. Those who are not familiar with these men will find this book a great place to begin their exploration of the topic of frontier military history, and those who are familiar with the topic will learn additional details about these frontier military leaders and /5.

The Army and Frontier Defense. InTexas was annexed by the United States, becoming the twenty-eighth state in the Union. The change in government had a major impact on Indian affairs in Texas. Now, the federal government was legally responsible for negotiating with the Indian tribes and for protecting the Texas frontier.

An Army Doctor on the Western Frontier. Journals and Letters of John Vance Lauderdale, offers an insightful account of army life that will teach readers much about the settlement and growth of the West in a time of rapid change. is the author of seventeen distinguished books on the history of the American West, most recently.

Lieutenant Franklin, the topographical engineer, produced a carefully drawn map of the territory crossed by the expedition. The following year,Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearny and his Army of the West, was ordered by President James K.

Polk to extend his conquest of New Mexico to California. “The Texas Frontier and the Butterfield Overland Mail, – may well be the most fascinating and intelligently written book I have read in decades.

Glen Sample Ely offers us an exhaustively researched, compelling story, sumptuously illustrated throughout. The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West examines the army's nonmartial contributions to western development.

Dispelling timeworn stereotypes, Tate shows that the army conducted explorations, compiled scientific and artistic records, built roads, aided overland travelers, and improved river transportation.