Hillside Farm by Jerry Apps

By Jerry Apps

Told throughout the correspondence among the younger narrator and his grandmother, Letters from Hillside Farm provides a glimpse of lifestyles in the course of the nice melancholy of the 1930's. younger George strikes from Cleveland, Ohio to a farm in vital Wisconsin. He stocks his discovery of rural existence and the realities of difficult instances together with his Grandmother Strunkmeyer.

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You are going into our country where we hunt. This is the only good big hunting ground left for us. Your people have taken the rest or scared the game away. We won’t let our women and children starve. This is where we make meat. We will keep this land. . If you will turn back to the Platte, we will let you go. We will not hurt you. com Fort Laramie was the site of a parlay between Red Cloud and the peace commissioner. He wanted Red Cloud to make peace and to not block use of the Bozeman Trail.

But these plans didn’t work out as hoped. Carrington strengthened Fort Reno on the Powder River. Then he built Fort Phil Kearny at the fork of the Piney River. On the Bighorn in Montana, he built Fort C. F. Smith. But he couldn’t build on the upper Yellowstone. His supply of troops wouldn’t stretch that far. Red Cloud knew he and his men couldn’t destroy the forts. Instead the warriors attacked anything moving outside or between the forts. They raided supply trains. And they stole horses and mules whenever possible.

P. 187. 4. , p. 188. Chapter 9 1. : Garrard, 1975), pp. 70–71. 2. Dorothy Johnson, The Bloody Bozeman (New York: McGraw- Hill, 1971), p. 311. Glossary agency—The site of government offices on a reservation. band—A subdivision of a tribe, sometimes only a few dozen in number. chief—A leader of a band or tribe; often a chief was limited to a specific role, such as leadership in war. council—A meeting of the adults in a tribe; all warriors had the right to express their opinions. medicine man—A Native American priest.

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