Monday, August 22, 2016

1890 - Sitting Bull killed

Early newspaper commentary is sometimes striking, often hard to read.

This article appeared in The Sutton Register on December 20, 1890 telling of the death of Sioux (Hunkpapa Lakota) Chief Sitting Bull on December 15th at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in north central South Dakota.

Note the tone of the last portion of the article, likely written by F. M. Brown, publisher of the Register.

When Sioux Chief Big Foot heard of Sitting Bull's death, he attempted to find protection at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He and about 300 Sioux were killed by army troops on the morning of December, 29, 1890.


From the December 20, 1890 issue of The Sutton Register

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