Custer & the Captives: Battle of the Washita Part II. Lives of the Little Bighorn Series

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Joshua J. Mark
by Siobhan Fallon
published on 23 May 2024

Part II

The Battle of the Washita may have ended by sunset on November 27th, 1868, but there was much more to this fight than one deadly day.

Custer and the Seventh Cavalry would take 53 Cheyenne women and children captive. This campaign would go on until spring, with the Seventh Cavalry, joined by the 19th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, coercing the Southern Plains tribes onto their reservations.

In particular, they tracked the Cheyenne and the white captives they held.

Both sides would endeavor to use hostages to further their own cause, and both would have to decide to spare lives... or take them.

Would they choose negotiation or retribution?

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Fallon, S. (2024, May 23). Custer & the Captives: Battle of the Washita Part II. Lives of the Little Bighorn Series. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3157/custer--the-captives-battle-of-the-washita-part-ii/

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Fallon, Siobhan. "Custer & the Captives: Battle of the Washita Part II. Lives of the Little Bighorn Series." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 23, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3157/custer--the-captives-battle-of-the-washita-part-ii/.

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Fallon, Siobhan. "Custer & the Captives: Battle of the Washita Part II. Lives of the Little Bighorn Series." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 May 2024. Web. 15 Jun 2024.

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