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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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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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Private Matthew Hamilton, G Troop, 7th Cavalry, A Medal of Honor Recipient Lost to History


I believe that his conduct and the example he set the rest of the men of the Troop, entitle him to the Medal of Honor asked for. –Capt. Winfield S. Edgerly On the morning of December 29, 1890, Captain W. … Continue reading

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