Red Cloud often gets third billing—behind Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse—in the annals of Sioux history, but that is selling short his historic contributions, says R. Eli Paul, editor of the great chief's autobiography
The famous forerunners of American special-ops forces battle the French in 1758.
How do you rate the performance of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer at the November 27, 1868, Battle of the Washita (near present-day Cheyenne, Okla.), including the way he handled the loss of Major Joel...
The death of popular 7th U.S. Cavalry officer Major Joel Elliott at the 1868 Battle of the Washita—and Lt. Col. George Custer's response to it—spawned disunity within the ill-starred unit
In his book The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground, author Jeffrey Ostler looks at the Lakota Sioux struggle to retain and then regain the Black Hills of South Dakota.
The new PBS documentary 'The War of 1812' goes beyond the myths and the few well-known events of 'the war we don't know much about' to present a balanced, informative and engrossing program.
The brutal 1778 Cherry Valley Massacre prompted a wide-ranging punitive expedition that broke Iroquois power
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Images from General William T. Sherman's war on the Southern Plains and the Modoc War.
Author S.C. Gwynne addresses Quanah Parker's role in the history of the Comanche Nation is his New York Times best seller "Empire of the Summer Moon."
After Apache warriors attacked a 10-man Army escort wagon headed for Fort Grant, Arizona Territory, the survivors, including an assistant surgeon, struggled to reach safety.
Kiowa Writer N. Scott Momaday won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969 and now claims WWA’s Owen Wister Award.
If asked to pick the top fighting Indians of the Wild West, most people would name the Sioux (Lakotas) or Apaches. The Sioux led the way at the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn, of course, while small bands...
Glen Swanson, sculptor and avid Custeriana collector, has created a sculpture of Custer as he appeared on the eve of his Last Stand on the Little Bighorn.
Taken by Comanches at age 9 in 1836, Cynthia Ann Parker was recaptured by whites nearly 24 years later when she returned to Texas with a raiding party led by her Indian husband.
Cheyenne Indians are often overlooked in the chronicles of the 19th century Indian wars, despite having engaged in almost as many fights as the heralded Sioux warriors.