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Assuredly it was a terrible, lamentable tragedy. But it seems to me that we should be a mature enough people to view it not in terms of the easy, conventional stereotypes of good guys and bad guys but in terms, … Continue reading

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Major Samuel Marmaduke Whitside, Commander of 7th Cavalry’s 1st Battalion


The mounted troops then pursued the renegades, who fought viciously and did severe execution in a most determined fight in which many were killed and wounded.   Maj. Gen. Nelson A. Miles’s court of inquiry into Colonel James W. Forsyth’s … Continue reading

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Major Whitside’s Official Report of the Capture of Big Foot’s Band


Following the battles of Wounded Knee Creek on 29 December and White Clay Creek on 30 December, and the military funeral of thirty 7th Cavalry troopers on 31 December, Major Samuel M. Whitside finally had an opportunity to write his official … Continue reading

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