Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation Part 7

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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 throughout the plains in the second half of the 19th century.

Fort Buford had colorful leaders. William Hazen served on the southern plains until he was ordered to Fort Buford. Hazen’s opinionated letters provide an interesting look at Fort Buford life.  The fort’s cemetery is also explored in this clip showing causes of death marked on the graves of the soldiers and other people buried there.



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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 - 12

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 4
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    Surgeons’ records at Fort Buford provide another perspective of life at the fort.

  5. Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation Part 5
    Video: Crime and punishment was part of life at Fort Buford.
  6. Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation Part 6
    Video: The fort traders complex was one of the most popular places of the fort.