Sioux, Cheyenne & Arapahoe Warriors vs. US Army Cavalry : The Fetterman Massacre of 1866

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Joshua J. Mark
by History at The OK Corral
published on 20 February 2024

On the morning December 21st of 1866, a squad of US Army cavalrymen sets out in pursuit of a raiding party composed of Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapahoe warriors under the direction of the legendary Chief Red Cloud. By noon, every single soldier will lie dead on a rocky hillside near the fort.

What happened that day? Who was responsible for the massacre? And what role would this engagement player in the greater part of what would go on to be known as “Red Cloud’s War”?

Tune into this episode of History At The OK Corral as we explore the horrifying tale of The Fetterman Massacre.

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LINKS TO SOURCES

https://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/new-perspectives-fetterman-fight
https://regularcavalryincivilwar.com/2015/09/07/bugler-adolph-metzger/
https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=87518
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetterman_Fight
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20715034/adolph-metzger

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Corral, H. a. T. O. (2024, February 20). Sioux, Cheyenne & Arapahoe Warriors vs. US Army Cavalry : The Fetterman Massacre of 1866. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3121/sioux-cheyenne--arapahoe-warriors-vs-us-army-caval/

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Corral, History at The OK. "Sioux, Cheyenne & Arapahoe Warriors vs. US Army Cavalry : The Fetterman Massacre of 1866." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 20, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3121/sioux-cheyenne--arapahoe-warriors-vs-us-army-caval/.

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Corral, History at The OK. "Sioux, Cheyenne & Arapahoe Warriors vs. US Army Cavalry : The Fetterman Massacre of 1866." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Feb 2024. Web. 25 Apr 2024.

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