Accession Number:

ADA273079

Title:

The Ute Campaign of 1879: A Study in the Use of the Military Instrument

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis 1 Aug 1992-4 Jun 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-04

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

This study examines the role of the U.S. Army as an instrument of national power in the execution of U.S. government policy. The focus of the thesis is an investigation of the implementation of policy, in terms of the Ute Indian tribe of Colorado, and the events preceding and following the Ute uprising of 1879. The Army found itself in a dilemma with regard to its support of a national Indian strategy. It was not the primary executive agent for the implementation of policy but was called upon to both enforce national policy and police violators. This study traces the development of the U.S. Indian Policy and the evolution of army strategy in the west. The study culminates with an analysis of the events surrounding the outbreak of hostilities in 1879. This study addresses issues that faced the U.S. Army in an environment of unclear national policy and competing national and local interests. The implications of this episode warrant examination as the U.S. Army finds itself in another-period with similar problems. Frontier army, Indian campaign, Indian Wars, Military operations, National military strategy, Ute Indians

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE