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Buffalo Soldiers, Braves and the Brass:
The Story of Fort Robinson.

Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Company, 1993. ISBN 0-942597-44-3. This book tells the story of a fort that had black garrisons for eighteen years and focuses on the soldier community as well as military operations.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Military Operations


1. The Sioux Wars, 1874-1878

2. Cheyenne Autumn to Ghost Dance Winter, 1878 1891

3. Years of Transition, 1892-1916

Part II. The Military Community


4. Officers and their Families

5. Enlisted Men and their Families

6. In the Barracks

7. Race and Rank in the Ninth Cavalry:
The Stance and McKay Affairs

8. Entertainment

9. Schools and Libraries

10. Religion, The Chaplaincy, and the Court Martial of
Chaplain Henry V. Plummer

11. Medical Problems and Services

Part III. The Civilian Community


12. Veterans in Northwestern Nebraska

13. The Military Impact on the Civilian Community

Epilogue. Fort Robinson After 1916




Buffalo Soldiers, Braves and the Brass Reviews

"...Schubert's careful examination of this one fort and its impact on the region surrounding it—complemented by dozens of photographs well coordinated with the text—gives the reader a valuable study of life on the Upper Great Plains in the late 19th century, a time when the Old West was giving way to the new and the Old Army was being refashioned to deal with new responsibilities here and abroad."—James M. Christopher Newport College, Newport News-Hampton Daily Press, June 25, 1994.

"...This is a significant study of a small military community and its influence on the surrounding areas. Schubert has made it more meaningful by comparing Fort Robinson with company towns, another closed world. He did a vast amount of research in many primary sources, both official and nonofficial. It is good history that clearly describes the symbiotic relationship between the soldiers and the civilians, with the added dimension of race relations. Schubert has helped us to understand an important part of the United States Army's broad role in the growth of the West."—Marvin Fletcher, Ohio University, Journal of the West, April 1996.


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