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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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1891 Annual Report of Major General Miles – Part 2


After detailing the cause of Indian disaffection at each of the reservations in Part 1 of his Annual Report, Major General Nelson A. Miles went on to discuss the origins of the Messiah “Delusion” and the ghost dance, and how … Continue reading

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1891 Annual Report of Major General Miles – Part 1


Shortly after the Pine Ridge Campaign concluded in late January 1891, the Commanding General of the Division of the Missouri, Major General Nelson A. Miles, began compiling details for his annual report to Secretary of War Redfield Proctor.  His report places … Continue reading

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