Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Frederick W. Adrian


In the preparation of this brief general history of Fort Omaha during the frontier period, emphasis was placed on those matters not generally known and which frequently have been incorrectly reported regarding the post. No effort was made to "rehash" the details of the various campaigns and expeditions in which the Fort Omaha garrison participated. To do so would be beyond the scope of this paper. Furthermore, such detail is considered unnecessary, as thousands upon thousands of words have already been written on the Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition, Crook's Rosebud Campaign, the Battle of Wounded Knee, and the Federal Government's handling of the frontier Indian problem.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the College of Graduate Studies University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1967, Walter C. Sharp, Jr.

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