A Dragoons Tale
A Dragoon's Tale is a play in three acts about a fictitious dragoon officer and his exploits while stationed at Fort Scott. The play explores the activities of the dragoons along the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails and in the Mexican-American War. Students play the roles of dragoons, a Santa Fe trader, Texan "freebooters", Oregon pioneers, Pawnee Indians, and a Mexican Lancer. The program consists of the play, a map exercise and a discussion of the results of dragoon activity during the era of Manifest Destiny.
Did You Know?
Politics made strange bedfellows. John Little, a proslavery man, was shot to death at his father's store, by free state men who raided Fort Scott in December 1858. A friend, George Crawford, a free state man, was staying with Little that night. Crawford had once been the target of proslavery men.