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From: "Bernie Moore-Knowles" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Can someone help me? - Lisa
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 21:05:44 -0700
It seems to me that your ancestor was a professional soldier. Many Civil
War veterans went this route following the end of the conflict. They were
hired to aid in rounding up the nomadic northern plains tribes when they
were attempting to escape White encroachment and military occupation.
I am not familiar with Blaine Co. in Oklahoma. Ten to one that Peggy will
be able to help you there. But, there were several forts that held the
northern Indian hostage until their eventual removals to other parts of the
country.......at the turn of the 19th century in present day Oklahoma.
It could very well be that your ancestor was assigned to one of these
territorial forts. I'd go to the Oklahoma Historical site and see if they
have anything on these holding forts.
Peggy? My memory is blank right now. What were the names of some of these
forts? The one where Geronimo was murdered?
"I have Indian blood in me. I have just enough White blood for you to
question my honesty." ........Will Rogers
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From: "Lisa Yancey" <>
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 4:22 AM
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Can someone help me?
> I am hoping someone on this list can point me in the right direction to
> for some information. My great, great, grandfather fought in the Civil
> for the Union. He died in 1929. In his obit it mentions that he also
> served for 5 years in the Indian Wars. No further information is given.
> someone possibly tell me where I could look for records concerning the
> Indian Wars? I know he died in Blaine Co., Oklahoma. I don't know how
> he was there before he died. I have looked at a few online sites
> the Indian Wars but as of yet, I have found no information on him.
> I would appreciate any ideas as to where to look.
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