The Bozeman Trail War — Part I — Spoils Of Conquest

Blame it on climate change. In the mid-19th century, the Little Ice Age receded, and the ecology of the Great Plains began to change. The rich, buffalo-supporting grasslands grew dry and the herds, already disrupted by the mass emigration of American wagon trains, migrated out of their usual haunts. The Lakota felt the change in … Continue reading The Bozeman Trail War — Part I — Spoils Of Conquest