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Despite the racism of his time, COL Young forged a stellar career in the late-19th to early-20th century U.S. Army, although promotion to BG was withheld from him for racist reasons.

Born into slavery in 1864, Young grew up in Ohio and attended an integrated high school, where he excelled. He attended West Point, becoming the third Black cadet to graduate despite the hostility of many of his peers.
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Young served in the 9th and 10th Cav. at various western posts, rising to the rank of CPT. He taught military science at Wilberforce University, served two tours in the Philippines, became the first Black superintendent of a national park, and was a foreign military attaché.
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Instrumental to U.S. Army success in the post-Civil War Indian Wars were the Indian Scouts, an enlisted cadre of Native Americans who performed reconnaissance and auxiliary duties.

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First formed in 1866, the Indian Scouts were a force of up to 1,000 men (although this slowly declined as the years passed) whose members were be compensated the same as a white cavalryman.
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The Indian Scouts supplied desperately needed knowledge of the terrain and enemy belligerents to an Army short on expertise and struggling to accomplish its mission. Indian Scouts were essential to Army’s efforts across the greater frontier. Image
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25-26 JUNE 1876 - BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN - Indian Wars (Great Sioux War)

At sunrise on 25 June Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer's Arikara and Crow scouts reported a large Indian village was in the Little Bighorn Valley. Image
Custer divided the 7th Cavalry's 12 companies into three battalions. Custer ordered one three-company battalion, commanded by Major Marcus Reno, to cross the river and attack the village from the south.

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Another BN of three companies, under Captain Frederick Benteen, marched southwest to engage any hostile Indians it encountered. Custer retained five companies under his direct command. The last company provided escort for pack mules of the baggage and ammunition train. Image
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Honest question to @sendahms and other @mngop & @MinnesotaDFL legislators. If I am teaching the Civil War to 7th graders, how much time should I devote? What key events, people, concepts should I discuss? How should I assess? Remember, I have 50 minute class periods. #mnleg
I'll take it another step further, using the same parameters?
How much time, ... etc. should I devote to the #WWI? Who do I include, exclude? What outside resources can I bring in and which must I avoid? Remember these are 13 year olds and we have 173 school days.
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What battles do we focus on? How do we build context? Outcomes?
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Die sprachlich starken & scharfsichtigen, heute tls. aber toxisch wirkenden Reportagen v. #HeinrichHauser (1901-1955) sind wie ein Strudel: Man wird i. d. 1920/30er Jahren eingesaugt & endet in d. Gegenwart. Längerer Thread zu Hauser, #Fleisch & den #Schlachthöfen v. #Chicago. /1
Wie andere Autoren d. #Avantgarde feiert Hauser die Möglichkeiten d. fossilen Zeitalters noch vor d. "great acceleration" nach 1945 (Steffen/Crutzen/McNeill 2007). Es geht nicht bloß um Großstädte, Automobile o. Flugzeuge: 1931 besucht er d. Schlachthöfe v. #Armour & Company /2
in #Chicago. Aus seiner Sicht ist es ein Routinetermin, dessen Notwendigkeit wohl auf Upton #Sinclairs #TheJungle (1906) zurückgeht. Interessant ist, wie bei Hauser d. Zusammenhang v. Industrialisierung, Mechanisierung, steigendem Wohlstand, Fleischkonsum & Rassismus sichtbar /3
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Just flabbergasted that @MaxBoot would use "our" #IndianWars as a model for US foreign policy

Why winning and losing are irrelevant in Syria and Afghanistan…
To start with, the phrase "our Indian Wars, which lasted roughly 300 years (circa 1600-1890)" contains numerous misguided assumptions.
Who is the "we" being referenced in "our Indians Wars"? By selecting a starting date of 1600, near the beginning of European colonization but long before the US ever existed, he can only mean "we white people."
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