Browse Articles about Conflict
|Coal miners, Black||Brigida R. (Brie) Blasi|
|Coal Slurry Pipeline, History of||Dan Whipple|
|Cody, William F. and the Pony Express||Tom Rea|
|Connor, Patrick E.||Ellis Hein|
|Coolidge, Sherman||Tadeusz Lewandowski|
|Coxey’s Army in Wyoming||Brigida R. (Brie) Blasi|
|Crook, Gen. George, campaigns of 1876||Lori Van Pelt|
|Dana, Wyo., Black coal miners in||Brigida R. (Brie) Blasi|
|David, Bob in World War I||Tom Rea|
In the 1860s, the Eastern Shoshone people signed two treaties with the U.S. government. The first set aside vast holdings for them. Just five years later, as the transcontinental railroad was approaching, a second treaty established a Shoshone reservation in the Wind River valley—with less than a tenth the earlier amount of land.
Wyoming sent four infantry companies and an artillery battery to the Philippines in 1898 during the Spanish-American War. The troops saw minor skirmishes against Filipino insurgents after the Spanish were defeated. All told, three Wyoming troops were killed, 12 died of disease and 75 more were discharged due to wounds or illness.
Crossing what’s now Wyoming in sub-zero cold, Elizabeth Cumming suffered a badly frostbitten foot in November 1857. She and her husband Alfred—the new governor of Utah Territory—and about 2,000 U.S. troops were unsure if they’d be welcomed in Salt Lake City—or faced with armed resistance.
Wealthy artist, hunter and conservationist A.A. Anderson was named superintendent of the new Yellowstone Forest Reserve in 1902. His love for wildlife habitat clashed with local timber and grazing interests, however, and, after much controversy, he lost his job. Wyoming and the nation might have benefitted if he’d found a way to bridge that gap.