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Title: North Dakota history and people; outlines of American history
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Lounsberry, Clement A. (Clement Augustus), 1843-1926
Subjects: North Dakota — History North Dakota — Biography
Publisher: Chicago, The S.J. Clarke Pub. co.

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an office. It was known that he intended to join the malcontentsat the Pine Ridge Agency and that he had been invited to come there for Godwas about to appear. He had asked permission to go but had prepared to gowithout permission. So on September 14, 1890, it was determined to make thearrest without further delay. There were some forty Indian police available andtwo companies of military, by forced marching from Fort Yates, were placed insupporting distance. Sitting Bulls arrest was made withovit resistance, but the police were imme-diately surrounded by one hundred and fifty or more of his friends on whomTie called to rescue him. Whereupon they rushed upon the police and engaged ina hand-to-hand battle. One of Sitting Bulls followers shot Lieut. Bull Head,the officer in command of the Indian police, in the side. Bull Head turned andshot Sitting Bull, who was also shot at the same time by Sergt. Red Tomahawk.Sergt. Shave Head was also shot. Catch the Bear, of Sitting Bulls party, who

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FOUETEEN FOOT LIGNITE SEAM ON LITTLE MISSOURI RIVER, NORTH-WESTERN DAKOTA X HISTORY OF NORTH DAKOTA 251 fired the first shot, was killed by Alone Man, one of the Indian police. Therewere eight of Sitting Bulls party killed, including his seventeen-year-old son.The Indian pohce lost six killed or mortally wounded. Most of Sitting Bullsfollowers joined the Indians in the Bad Lands. Two weeks later, under the humane and fearless work of the military officers,most of the Indians who fled to the Band Lands on the approach of the militaryhad been induced to return to their agencies. Big Foots band and a few of Sitting Bulls Indians only remained in thefield. Big Foot had agreed to surrender. He was ill with pneumonia, and thearmy physician had made him comfortable in his tepee. The pipe of peace hungon the center pole of his lodge. A white flag floated from the middle of his campin token of his surrender. The women and children stood about the doors ofthe tepees, watching the soldiers in th

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