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The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West

by Peter Cozzens,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 18, 2016

In 1868, after Cheyenne warriors attacked isolated farms, wagon trains and stagecoaches, killing, raping and kidnapping white men, women and children, the Western press demanded the extermination of every hostile Indian. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman ordered his troops to drive the whole tribe out of Kansas.

 

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