Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-375) and index.
Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. Indian Country; 2. Military Campaigns and Army Life; 3. Overland Freighting on the Plains; 4. White Settlement; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Here You Have My Story vividly describes life on the early Plains in the words of those who came to settle in the rugged region. Originally published by the Nebraska State Historical Society between 1885 and 1919, these stories provide surprisingly accurate recollections of events and life on the Great Plains, with a focus on Nebraska. Many are filled with interactions with Native Americans, from Samuel Allis's experiences as a missionary to the Pawnees, to Henry Fontenelle's history of the Omaha Indians, to an account of the Powder River Expedition. Early freighters and cattle drovers share t.