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Emma Cornelia Sickels – Heroine of Pine Ridge or Self-Promoter


Little Wound’s face grew black.  I could see the men tighten their Grasp upon their knives, and knew that my life was in the balance. Breaking from my general theme of this site, I have chosen to write about an … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve, 1890


Christmas Eve of 1890 saw the nation still riveted by events unfolding in the Dakotas. Sitting Bull had been killed nine days earlier, Big Foot’s band had just eluded capture from Lieutenant Colonel Sumner and were presumed to be headed to … Continue reading

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2nd Infantry at the Pine Ridge Agency


The first fire of the hostiles was delivered at the Indian police, and by the time we had gotten to their assistance the firing had ceased and the Indians were circling around on their horses beyond rifle-fire. As a follow … Continue reading

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