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Other Contacts & Resources for History Information on Fort Keogh:

Southeastern Montana Research Library 
Box 711 
Miles City,  MT  59301
Miles City Public Library  
http://milescitypubliclibrary.org/
1 South 10th Street 
Miles City, MT  59301 
406-232-1496 
 
There is a thesis done by Josef James Warhank, Fort Keogh Cutting Edge of a Culture, (.pdf file) 1983, California State University, Long Beach, California. It focuses on the soldiers, Indians, and pioneers who played the key roles in the Army's move West.  1873 - 1960s.  His Bibliography included the following books and other references you should be able to obtain from your local library.

Books

Alfred, B.W.; Dykes, J.C.; Goodwyn, Frank and Simms; and Harper, D. Great Western Indian Fights. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1960. Brown, Mark H. The Plainsmen of the Yellowstone. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1961.
Brown, Mark H. and Felton, W.R. The Frontier Years. New York: Bramhall House, 1955. Before Barbed Wire. New York, Bramhall House, 1956.
Burlingame, Merrill G. The Montana Frontier. Helena, Montana: State Publishing Company, 1942. Ege, Robert J. After the Little Big Horn. Great Falls, Montana. Kiah Buckner, 1977.
Finerty, John F. War-Path and Bivouac. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961. Fowler, Arlen L. The Black Infantry in the West 1869-1891. Westport, Connecticiut: Greenwood Publishing Corporation, 1971.
Frazer, Robert W. Forts of the West. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965. Frink, Maurice and Barthelmess, Casey E. Photographer on an Army Mule. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965.
Ganoe, William Addleman. The History of the United States Army. Ashton, Maryland: Eric Lundberg, 1964. Gordon, S. Recollections of Old Milestown. Miles City, Montana, 1918.
Hammer, Kenneth M. The Springfield Carbine on the Western Frontier. Bellevue, Nebraska: The Old Army Press, 1970. Hart, Herbert M. Old Forts of the Northwest. Seattle, Washington: Superior Publishing Co., 1963.
History of Custer, Powder River, Garfield Counties. Miles City, Montana: Einar Berge, 1931. Howard, Helen Addison and McGrath, Dan L. War Chief Joseph. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1969.
Johnson, Virginia. The Unregimented General: A Biography of Nelson A. Miles. Boston. 1962. Katcher, Philip R.N. The American Indian Wars 1960-1890. New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc. 1977.
Kelly, Luther S. "Yellowstone Kelly": Memoirs of Luther S. Kelly. Edited by Milo M. Quaife. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1973. Koury, Michael. Military Posts of Montana. Bellevue, Nebraska: The Old Army Press, 1970.
Knight, Oliver. Life and Manners in the Frontier Army. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1978. McChristian, Douglas C. An Army of Marksmen. Fort Collins, Colorado: The Old Army Press, 1981.
Miles, Nelson A. Personal Recollections and Observations of General Nelson A. Miles. Chicago: The Werner Company, 1896. Serving the Republic. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1911.
Miller, Don and Cohen, Stan. Military and Trading Posts of Montana. Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1978. Murray, Robert A. The Army Moves West. Fort Collins, Colorado: The Old Army Press, 1981.
National Park Service. Soldier and Brave. New York: Harper & Row, 1963. Nevin, David. The Soldiers. New York: Time Inc. 1973.
Palmer, John and Smith, William. Twenty-second United States Infantry 1866-1922. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Publications, 1922. Remington, Frederic. Pony Tracks. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961.
Rickey, Don, Jr. Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963. Stallard, Patricia Y. Glittering Misery. Fort Collins, Colorado: The Old Army Press, 1978.
Upton, Richard. Fort Custer on the Big Horn 1877-1898. Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1973. Utley, Robert M. Good Guys and Bad Changing Images of Soldier and Indian. Crow Agency, Montana: Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum Association, Inc., 1978.
Frontier Regulars. Bloomington: Indian University Press, 1973. Wright, Bob and Wright, Kathryn. Territory of Treasures. Fort Collins, Colorado: The Old Army Press, 1972.
Articles in Magazines and Journals
Burlingame, Merrill G. The Influence of the Military in the Building of Montana. Pacific Northwest Quarterly 29:135-150. 1938. Dusenberry, Vern. The Northern Cheyenne, All They Have Asked Is To Live In Montana. Montana the Magazine of Western History 15:23-40. 1955.
Clinch, Thomas A. Coxey's Army in Montana. Montana the Magazine of Western History 15:2-11. 1965. Ege, Robert J. Legend Was a Man Named Keogh. Montana the Magazine of Western History 16:27-39. 1966.
Hardeman, Nicholas. Brick Stronghold of the Border, Fort Assiniboine 1879-1911. Montana the Magazine of Western History 29:57. 1979. Munn, Fred. The Punitive Aftermath with Miles, Howard, Brisbin and Doane. Montana the Magazine of Western History 58-64. 1966.
Pfaller, Louis. The Fort Keogh to Bismarck Stage Route. North Dakota History 93-125. 1955. Rickey, Don, Jr. The Battle of Wolf Mountain. Montana the Magazine of Western History 13:44-54. 1963.
Savage, May. A Note to the Magazine., Montana the Magaznie of Western History 49. 1954. Stewart, Edgar I. An Incident at Fort Keogh. Montana the Magazine of Western History 42-43. Spring 1960.
White, John I. D.J. 'Kid' O'Malley... Montana's Cowboy Poet. Montana the Magazine of Western History 17:60-73. 1967. Wiley, Henry. Miles City. Montana the Magazine of Western History p. 16. Autumn 1953.

Newspapers

Billings Gazette (Montana), 1968-1971. Great Falls Tribune (Montana), 1967-1968.
Miles City Daily Press (Montana), 1882-1883. The Miles City Independent (Montana), 1903-1905.
Miles City The News (Montana) 1899. The Miles City Weekly News (Montana), 1898-1901.
Miles City Stock Growers Journal (Montana), 1893-1894. Miles City The Weekly Yellowstone Journal (Montana), 1882-1883, 1892.
Miles City Yellowstone Journal (Montana) 1879-1881. Miles City Yellowstone Journal and Live Stock Reporter (Montana) 1884-1891.
New York Times, 1876-1897. Great Falls Rocky Mountain Husbandman (Montana). 1887.

Microform Reproductions

Fort Keogh Official Papers. Helena: Montana Historical Society, Microfilm collection #90A. Historical Building. Helena: Montana Historical Society, Microfilm collection #325.
Rev. E.W.I Lindesmith Diaries. Helena: Montana Historical Society, Microfilm collection #301. Swergal, Edwin. Yellowstone: River of the Army Cavaliers. Helena: Montana Historical Society, Microfilm Collection #90.

Unpublished Materials

Washington, D.C. National Archives. Records of United States Army Continental Commands. Record Group 77. Map drawn of Fort Keogh by First Lieutenant Edward Maguin, Chief Engineer Department of Dakota, 1878. 

Government Documents

Adjutant General's Office. Introduction by Dale E. Floyd. Chronological List of Actions with Indians from January 15, 1837 to January 1891. Fort Collins, Colorado: The Old Army Press, 1979. Montana Historical Society, Helena. Post Commissary Papers, Ft. Keogh. Montana Requisition Papers. Envelope 10.
U.S. Secretary of War. Reports. Washington, D.C.: Goverment Printing Office, 1876-1879, 1888-1890. Washington, D.C. National Archives. Records of United States Army Continental Commands. Record Group 77. Floorplans of various buildings.
Washington, D.C. National Archives. Records of United States Army Continental Commands. Record Group 393. A History of Fort Keogh to 1881. Washington, D.C. National Archives. Records of United States Army Continental Commands. Record Group 94. Records of the Office of the Adjutant General.
Washington, D.C. National Archives. Records of United States Army Continental Commands. Microfilm rolls 572, 573, 574. Returns from U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916. Fort Keogh. Washington, D.C. National Archives. Records of United States Army Continental Commands. Record Group 393. Various documents, 1821-1920.

Thesis

Fowler, Arlen L. The Black Infantry in the West 1869-1891. A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Washington State University, American Studies Program, 1968.

Pamphlet

Gordon, Sam. Illustrated and Historical Edition, The Yellowstone Journal. Miles City, Montana: Yellowstone Journal, 1990. reprint ed., Miles City, Montana: Miles City Star, Paul Husted (Editor), 1976.

 

USDA, ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory
243 Fort Keogh Rd., Miles City, MT  59301-4016
Phone: 406-874-8200, Fax:  406-874-8289


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