Kansas Heritage Center

Fort Scott: Courage and Conflict on the Border

Fort Scott: Courage and Conflict on the Border Quantity in Basket: None
Code: 116
Price: $8.95
Shipping Weight: 0.44 pounds
By Leo E. Oliva

Charged with protecting Indians and settlers, Fort Scott was established in 1842 in southeastern Kansas on the border of the “permanent Indian frontier.” During the next two decades this army post engaged in dual conflicts as trouble brewed between western expansionists and eastern Indian tribes, and the “Bleeding Kansas,” dissension between proslavery and free-state forces escalated into the Civil War.

Volume 1 in the Kansas Forts Series, listed below. This series, published by the Kansas State Historical Society, documents the history of eight important Kansas forts. Each book features a variety of historic photographs, illustrations, and maps.

90 pages, 6 x 9 inches, softcover

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