TRW024 Swinging the Carbine
With no ammunition left this corporal has no choice but to use his carbine as a club.
The Indian Wars following the end of the Civil War were an important time for the United States… A growing population was forever requiring more land to settle and build on as well as to explore and exploit for its abundant natural resources. Among the land most coveted were the treaty-held territories granted to the Native American tribes. Most Indians reluctantly had to accept and agree to whatever the whitemen in Washington said. Some however did not… Especially the Lakota (Sioux) and the Cheyenne. Eventually this would lead to war that would involve the U.S. Cavalry and the Indians. The most famous engagement of those times was The Battle of the Little Bighorn which took place on June 25/26, 1876.