Papers, 1871-1907.


Zahn, William P. Papers, 1871-1907.

Papers, 1871-1907.

Consists of a diary and newspaper clippings concerning the Black Hills Expedition of 1874, and transcripts of a diary concerning events at Fort Rice and the Standing Rock and Grand River Agencies. Events described include military activity against Indians, escorting surveying parties, the Morain murder, and the murder of Sitting Bull.

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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...

Zahn, William P. (person)

Soldier. From the description of Papers, 1871-1907. (State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives). WorldCat record id: 18089412 ...

Black Hills Expedition (1874) (corporateBody)

The Black Hills Expedition (1874) was led by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer through modern day North and South Dakota. The U.S. government had instructed Custer to undertake the expedition with the objective of finding a suitable location for a new military fort. Commands were also given to explore the possibility of gold being present in the area, and to seek a new route to the south. Departing on July 2, 1874, George Custer lead the Seventh Cavalry and an expeditionary force totali...