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The Unpublished Manuscript of Major L. S. McCormick, 7th Cavalry


The Indians broke in the general direction of their village and endeavored to penetrate the line of Troops “B” and “K”, but the soldiers stood their ground and returned the fire to the best of their ability. Note: In December … Continue reading

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Hunting for Big Foot, part 6: 28 December 1890.


I have just arrested Big Foot and 120 Indians, all well armed and plenty of ammunition in their belts. About 250 women and children are in the party. –Maj. S. M. Whitside This day 125 years ago… the hunt for … Continue reading

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Hunting for Big Foot, part 5: 27 December 1890.


I am doing everything with the means at hand that mortal man can do to accomplish the end you desire. –Maj. S. M. Whitside This day 125 years ago… day four of the hunt for Big Foot saw Major Whitside … Continue reading

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