Category Archives: Official Reports

Posts of official U.S. Government reports including those submitted through the War Department and the Department of the Interior.

John Dunn, Concerned Citizen or Agitator


I told him that I did not want to see one soldier killed or one Indian killed either. That the soldiers did not want to kill any Indians unless they were compelled to. –Mr. John Dunn, cattle rancher Colonel Edwin … Continue reading

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Flight of Big Foot’s Band: Lieutenant Colonel Edwin V. Sumner’s Report


I was not aware that Big Foot or his people were considered hostile, and am now at a loss to understand why they were so considered, every act of theirs being within my experience directly to the contrary, and reports … Continue reading

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Investigation of the White Horse Creek Tragedy


I then called to the captain that it was squaws, and he replied “Don’t kill the squaws.” I said – it is too late, I am afraid they are already killed. –First Sergeant Herman Gunther Three weeks after Wounded Knee an … Continue reading

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