Kansas Forts and the Indian Wars

Syllabus (in progress)

(Secure books from your local library, through Interlibrary loan at your local library, or personal purchase. some copies may be available the at the discussion the month prior to their discussion. Some resources will have electronic links below.)

 

January 13:      Little Big Man by Thomas Berger                   

                           “Little Big Man as History” by Leo Oliva (Click title to access)   

                             (You might enjoy watching the movie starring Dustin Hoffman)

 

February 10:    Fort Larned:  Guardian of the Plains by Leo Oliva

                                   (Acquire through local library's Interlibrary Loan or Leo supplied the Kinsley Library with some copies

                                    for purchase which we will mail to you:  $5 for book + $2.30 postage = $7.30)

                            Excerpts from Robert Morris Peck's memoirs about the

                                        founding and early history of Fort Larned

                                   (These will be handed out at the January meeting.  If you did not get one, contact the library and we

                                    will mail you a copy.  We would appreciate a postage reimbursement of $1.50 at the Feb. meeting.)

 

March 10;        Fort Dodge:  Sentry of the Western Plains by Leo Oliva

                                    (Acquire through local library's Interlibrary Loan or Leo supplied the Kinsley Library with some copies

                                    for purchase which will be available at the February meeting for $5. 

                            Fort Mann & Fort Atkinson booklet

                                    (These will be handed out, free of charge, at the January and February meetings.)

 

April 14:            Fort Hays:  Keeping Peace on the Plains by Leo Oliva

                                    (Acquire through local library's Interlibrary Loan or Leo supplied the Kinsley Library with some copies

                                    for purchase which will be available at the February meeting for $5. 

   

May 5:               Revisit:   Little Big Man by Thomas Berger     

                                To be determined