Need some help locating the Wagluhe (Loafers) in the 1873-74 timeframe. I have an early 1874 letter from Maj. Sweitzer, CO Fort Ellis, stating the "Platte Indians", ie. Loafers (he calls them Sioux later on), were "under charge of Col. Smith at Fort Laramie" in the winter of 1873-74. As I understood, the Loafers had already moved in separate groups to Whetstone (later White River/Spotted Tail) and Red Cloud agencies in the years following the conclusion of the Bozeman Trail War. This would be the first I read about Wagluhes still located at or near Fort Laramie in the 1870's. Any additional sources to confirm or disprove this would be welcome.
EDIT: Upon reflection, I may have misunderstood "Platte Indians" for the Wagluhe band. Red Cloud Agency was until the summer of 1873 located on the North Platte River and Sweitzer may have referred to these Lakotas, ie. Oglalas led by Man Afraid Of His Horse. Although the agency had relocated north by the winter of 1873-74, Camp Robinson would not be established until March 1874. Sweitzer may have simply referred to these Oglalas by their 'old' name. "Under charge" of Col. John E. Smith (Fort Laramie) may therefore refer to the military jurisdiction rather than the location of the camp.
However... I would still be interested to know whether any Wagluhe bands were away from the agencies in this timeframe!