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Robert J. Moore
INDIAN WARS & MONTANA TRAIL ARCHIVE - "MAIL DELIVERED WITHOUT THE LOSS OF MY HAIR, BUT WIT A BULLET HOLE THROUGH THE STOCK OF MY GUN. . . IT WAS A VERY CLOSE CALL FOR MY HEAD."
Mostly Utah, Wyoming, and Montana, 1920. The two highlights of this amazing lot are: Moore's file copy of a single-spaced, five-page 1927 typed letter to the Commander of the National Indian War Veterans vividly detailing his combat experiences between 1869-1873 during the Indian Wars in Utah and the Yellowstone-Stillwater Region of Wyoming and Montana including battles at Big Popo Agie, Atlantic Gulch, and Miners Delight. Moore related that he decided to write this memoir because "those familiar with the past have all, I believe, answered the last call and the record may . . . be left out and forgotten." Just a few abbreviated excerpts from his spellbinding narrative include: "I was given another detail and to deliver the second train of supplies to Fort Laramie . . . before the Sioux would be roveing the country looking for scalps. The delivery was made all right but not with out much cause for apprehension. . . When at camp for the night we could hear the continuous beating of their 'tom-toms' and their monotonous voice in their war-dance exercises, but to the surprise of all we made the trip without scap. . ." "I was detailed to go to South Pass for mail. The trip was made and the mail delivered without the loss of my hair, but wit a bullet hole through the stock of my gun. . . It was a very close call for my head. I dropped two shots from my trusty Navey into the clump of brush, and laying close on my horse's neck lost no time in putting distance between us. . ." "Our line of march was along the valley of the Little Wind River . . . in order to be sure that no Indians … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books, ABAA [Montclair, VA, U.S.A.]
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