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Michigan for ninety-four years. General Custer's family were early settlers in Garrett County.

The last important Indian uprising came in the years 1882-1886 when the Apaches in Arizona and New Mexico under Chiefs Victorio and Geronimo resisted efforts to confine them to government reservations. General George Crook was responsible for the defeat of this last uprising. He was employed by the U. S. Government to wage warfare with the Indians from 1853 until 1886, except during the Civil War when he was prominently engaged in the Union Army. He, like General Custer, is associated with the history of Garrett County. His summer home was in Oakland, Maryland. He died in 1890 in the Palmer House in Chicago, 111. Funeral services were held from his summer home "Crook's Crest" in Oakland, Md. William McKinley, then U. S. Senator from Ohio, and William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) were among his casketbearers. His body was later removed to Arlington National Cemetery now marked by an imposing monument.

In Maryland cognate tribes of the Algonquin family resided on both sides of the Chesapeake Bay, and on the Potomac River and its


Rev. J. C. Breuninger

The author standing in front of the monument on the battlefield of Tippecanoe, Indiana. Picture taken June 16, 1949. (Courtesy of Harold M. Clay, Battle Creek, Michigan.)

Summer 1963

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Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Editor: Felix G. Robinson

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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