Thomas Howard Ruger papers 1844-1958 1878-1907


Thomas Howard Ruger papers, 1844-1958, 1878-1907

Thomas Howard Ruger papers 1844-1958 1878-1907

The papers consist of correspondence, documents, printed material, and maps that document the military career and personal life of United States Army general Thomas Howard Ruger, focusing on his years in Montana, the Dakotas, and California (1879-1897). Correspondence and records document actions taken by Army and other government personnel to track Ghost Dance practitioners (including Kicking Bear) and to quell this religious movement. The papers also document Ruger's and others' reactions to the death of Sitting Bull and to the Wounded Knee Massacre. Other military papers document Ruger's leadership of national organizations such as the Military Service Institution. Personal papers document Ruger's family life and travels. Four cloth maps document geographic details of Sioux reservations in North and South Dakota, and the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre

5.84 linear feet (8 boxes) + 1 roll


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United States. Army (corporateBody)

The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001. As the largest and senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which wa...

Military Service Institution of the United States (corporateBody)

Sitting Bull, 1831-1890 (person)

Sitting Bull, also known as Tatanka Iyotake or Tatanka Iyotanka or Ta-Tanka I-Yotan, was a Native American shaman and leader of the Hunpapa Sioux. He fought against the Crow Indians and was wounded in battle on several occasions. Sitting Bull greatly opposed the encroachment of the white men. He led Sioux and Cheyenne warriors against U.S. soldiers of the 7th Cavalry at the battle of Little Bighorn. After the battle, in which many were killed, Sitting Bull led his tribe into Canada, where they l...

United States. Army. Dept. of Dakota. (corporateBody)

Kicking Bear, 1853-1904 (person)

United States. Army. Dept. of California, 1865-1913. (corporateBody)

Ruger, Thomas Howard, 1833-1907 (person)

American general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : West Point, N.Y., to William W. Belknap, 1871 Sept. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270619254 From the description of Autograph letter signed : West Point, N.Y., to William W. Belknap, 1871 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270619257 From the description of Autograph letter signed : "U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.," to William W. Belknap, 1874 July 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

United States. Army. District of Montana (corporateBody)