Friday, June 13, 2014

June 13 – On this day in Montana history in 1896 Gen. “Black” Jack Pershing, who became a famous U.S leader in World War One and had the Pershing tank named in his honor, led cavalry Company D from Fort Assinniboine on a surprise raid of a Cree encampment outside of Great Falls. His company remained in the field for two months working to force Native Americans back on to reservations. Although his actions would be questioned by many today, most Montanans continued to Call Pershing ”Montana’s own” throughout his military career.

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