AB-SA-RA-KA: Home of the Crows (an Officer's Wife on the Plains) by Margaret Irvin Carrington

AB-SA-RA-KA: Home of the Crows (an Officer's Wife on the Plains)

byMargaret Irvin Carrington

Kobo ebook | October 4, 2016

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Called "a highly readable memoir" by a major western historian and cited by historians for over a century.

When General Henry B. Carrington was sent west to build and staff Fort Phil Kearney, his wife Margaret and their sons were along. Under the command of Civil War hero, General William T. Sherman, Margaret followed Sherman's encouragement to wives to document their experiences of territory and Native American life.

During their journey and their stay in Indian territory, Margaret writes of events big and small, including the Fetterman Massacre. Her husband was nearly brought up on charges but Sherman intervened and called for an investigation, which cleared Carrington.

These accounts by officer's wives, while taking a point of view that today we understand as outdated, nevertheless contribute a valuable resource to the history of westward expansion and pioneer women of the United States.

Title:AB-SA-RA-KA: Home of the Crows (an Officer's Wife on the Plains)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:BIG BYTE BOOKSLanguage:English

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