Abstract: This atlas represents a modest effort to examine the Army's campaigns against the Sioux, one of the great Indian tribes of the American West. The three Sioux wars covered in this atlas offer a variety of historical case studies for the student of low-intensity conflict. The difficulties of using volunteer forces to quell a rebellion of suppressed peoples are investigated in the 1862 campaign in Minnesota. The 1866-68 Sioux War in Wyoming and Montana is the story of securing a fixed route of travel through hostile territory with limited resources. The final conflict, that of 1876, encompasses one of the largest and most ambitious search-and-destroy missions in the history of Indian warfare. This atlas will be especially useful to those soldiers who wish to study the Sioux campaigns on the actual sites by using the Staff Ride methodology. For them, this work may serve as an educational reference as they begin their study, provide a handy companion on the battlefield, and serve as a helpful reminder as they integrate their insights from the classroom with those of the battlefield.
Author: Collins, Charles D. Jr., Robertson, William Glenn, ed.
Publisher: Fort Leavenworth, KS. : Combat Studies Institute, US Army Command and General Staff College, Date, Original: 2006 Date, Digital: 2006