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Name Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876
Othernames General Custer
Born 1839 Dec 5
Birthplace New Rumley, Ohio
Father Custer, Emanuel Henry, 1806-1892
Mother Kirkpatrick, Marie Ward, 1807-1882
Role Military
Spouse Bacon, Elizabeth, 1842-1933
Deceased 1876 Jun 25
Deceased where Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana

Associated Records

Image of RG0872.AM - RG0872 Carmody, Arthur, 1899-1987

RG0872.AM - RG0872 Carmody, Arthur, 1899-1987

The materials in the Carmody collection relate to Arthur Carmody's interest in the history of frontier life in Nebraska, as well as folklore or stories related to families and incidents of the pioneer time period. The collection consists primarily of correspondence between Carmody and several informants familiar with the stories and histories of Nebraska settlers. The collection is arranged in three series: 1) Correspondence from William Shelley; 2) Miscellaneous Correspondence; and 3) Miscellaneous. Series 1 contains correspondence with William Shelley, a pioneer and amateur historian. It relates mainly to the history of Frontier County and especially to the Ballantine Family. Series 2

Image of RG0883.AM - RG0883 Charbonneau, Alexis Merrill, 1850-1939

RG0883.AM - RG0883 Charbonneau, Alexis Merrill, 1850-1939

This collection is comprised of the reminiscences and stories of Alex Charbonneau, a purported descendant of Toussaint Charbonneau and Sacagawea. Dated August 14, 1933, the volume covers the time period of 1870s-1890s. Some of what is written is from firsthand knowledge, but a lot seems to come from secondhand information. He tells of his time as a stagecoach driver at Fort Pierre, South Dakota, 1881 or 1882, and other jobs he had. He also writes of Indian Wars (Little Big horn, Minnesota Massacre); Indian customs such as the Buffalo Dance, the Ghost Dance, and marriage customs; forts and Indian agencies, in particular the Cheyenne River Agency, South Dakota; cowboy life with mentions of a ca

Image of RG1063.AM - RG1063 Wilson, Everett Pitt, 1868-1956

RG1063.AM - RG1063 Wilson, Everett Pitt, 1868-1956

This collection consists of 3 boxes of manuscript material arranged in five series: (1) Research Material, 1928-1934 (themes and manuscripts by students of Professor Wilson); (2) Correspondence, 1932-1944; (3) Addresses; (4) Pine Ridge Historical Association, 1938; and (5) Miscellany. The bulk of this collection relates to research projects done by students in Everett P. Wilson's history class at Chadron State Teachers College, Chadron, Nebraska. Much of the material relates to Western Nebraska history. It includes information on the counties and cities of Nebraska, ranches, the cattle industry, and a large amount of pioneer reminiscences.

Image of RG1123.AM - RG1123 Kelley, Michael, 1854-

RG1123.AM - RG1123 Kelley, Michael, 1854-

This collection consists of an account, written in March of 1936, of freighting experiences of M. Kelley in the 1880s and during the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1876. Meetings with General Custer and outlaw "Persimmon Bill" are described.

RG4829.AU - RG4829.AU: Snyder, Wilford W.

Snyder discusses General George Crook's campaign at Crazy Woman Fork in 1876. He relates stories of George Custer, Marcus Reno, General Eugene Carr's campaign at Summit Springs in 1869 and the role of the Pawnee Scouts. Snyder knew scout Luther North, who lived near him in Butler County, Nebraska until the 1930s. The North Family and Snyder were both involved in the cattle business and Snyder discusses cross-breeding and feeding techniques.

RG1227.PH - Collection, Photograph

This collection relates to Eli Ricker's research on conflict between Native Americans and pioneers and the U.S. military during the settlement of the American West. This collection consists of photographic prints and negatives dating from the 1850s to the early 1900s. Many of the images are of Native Americans, including the Apache, Cheyenne, Crow, Ute, and Siouan people. The collection also includes images of a Hopi village and the Pine Ridge Reservation. Photographs of a wagon train, the Ricker ranch, Wounded Knee, and Mormon subjects are found in the collection. Among the photographers represented in this collection are C.M. Bell, C.W. Carter, Alexander Gardner, William Henry Jackson, J

Image of RG2065.PH000002-000008 - Print, Photographic

RG2065.PH000002-000008 - Print, Photographic

A portrait of Baptiste Bayhylle and Andrew Murray, Pawnee scouts, with their rifles. Both scouted under Major Luther North in 1868 and Bayhylle, a French half blood interpreter, claimed to have scouted under General George Custer. Murray was a full-blooded Pawnee, educated at the Genoa Indian School.

Image of RG2787.PH0-000021 - Negative, Sheet Film

RG2787.PH0-000021 - Negative, Sheet Film

Fort Wallace Memorial Museum sign.