Written Assignment Proposal
Victor-Miles, Sozae HIST101 Proposal
Battle of the Hundred-in-the-Hands
The 18th Infantry Regiment would have survived the the battle if Captain Fetterman hadn’t been so ambitious, and stayed out of the valley.
1. Introduction to the Battle of the Hundred-in-the-Hands
a. Summary of battle
b. Thesis statement
2. How could the 18th IR have acted differently towards the Tribes probes
a. Identify what the tribes were doing to provoke the troops
b. Come up with a better solution
3. How could tribe commanders have organized better so that the initial assault was a success
a. Look at the first battle and the disorganization among them that caused the failure
4. Why did Fetterman disobey orders and proceed after the Indian decoy
a. Look at the reasoning why and weigh options
b. Look at the result of the decision and how it compromised troop strength
5. Conclusion of research and restatement of thesis
Bull, White Joseph, Black Elk, American Horse, Wooden Leg, Two Moon, and John H. Monnett. Eyewitness to the Fetterman Fight: Indian Views. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, *PRIMARY*
Brown, Dee. The Fetterman Massacre. United States: No Publisher, 2012.
Smith, Shannon. “New Perspectives on the Fetterman Fight.” WyoHistory.org, November 8, 2014. https://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/new-perspectives-fetterman-fight.