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Joseph LaFlesche: The Last Chief of the Omaha

Joseph LaFlesche

by Joe Starita Born about 1818 in northeast Nebraska, the son of a French fur trader and an Indian mother, Joseph LaFlesche grew up among a new subgroup of mixed-blood children—children who emerged from the bustling trading post culture clustered

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Posted in Modern History

The Battle of Little Bighorn, 25–26 June 1876

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab Little Bighorn, more than a third of Lt Col George Custer’s 7th Cavalry perished along with their commander when Custer ignored the warnings of his Indian scouts and precipitately engaged 3000 Sioux

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Posted in Military History

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