Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation Part 4

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Fort Buford was established at the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers in the late 1860s, where it served a major role in the Great Sioux War.  Life at the fort was typical of similar forts througout the plains in the second half of the 19th century.

Surgeons’ records show another side of life at Fort Buford, illustrating how limited medical knowledge was in the late 1800s.  Unsanitary conditions, a lack of fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of diseases were contributors to a host of different health problems for the men and women of Fort Buford.



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Producer

Bob Dambach, Gerald Newborg (Producers); D. Geck, R. Cadwell, T. Jensen, L. Wested, R. Hamner, H. Deutscher, T. Haugen, S. Gebeke (Videographers).

Source

Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation [Documentary]. USA: Prairie Public Broadcasting (2003).

Grade Level

3 - 8

Subject Matter

Social Studies, Science

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  1. Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation Part 1
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    An introduction to Fort Buford, located at the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers.

  2. Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation Part 2
    Video: An examination of the lives of women at Fort Buford.
  3. Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation Part 3
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    What was it like to be a private at Fort Buford in the late 1800s?

  4. Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation Part 5
    Video: Crime and punishment was part of life at Fort Buford.
  5. Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation Part 6
    Video: The fort traders complex was one of the most popular places of the fort.
  6. Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation Part 7
    Video: The letters from the commanders at Fort Buford reveal another side of life at the fort.