In 1875, a peace treaty between the United States and the Sioux Nation brings calm to the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory. However, a rumor about gold in the hills starts a gold-rush. Many settlers and prospectors invade the Black Hills in violation of the peace treaty. The Army tries its best to keep the gold-rushers out of the Sioux lands in order to avoid renewed confrontations between the Sioux and the Whites. A small fort with a small garrison is entrusted with policing the region. Captain Webb Calhoun is especially strict about keeping the gold seekers out of the Indian lands. This earns him the enmity of the settlers and the gold-rushers. Often times, Calhoun's men get into fist fights with the prospectors in the local saloon. The saloon owner, Ira Jordan, encourages gold-digging on Sioux lands. He figures that sooner or later, the Sioux will attack the train wagons carrying settlers and gold-rushers and trigger a new war between the Sioux and the USA. With the Sioux killed...
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[The troopers find Charlie Grass, their Indian scout, shot full of arrows
You notice he's still got his hair? That's so when he walks around in the hereafter, everybody will know he wasn't even worth scalping.
The Regular Army, Oh
Written by Ed Harrigan See more