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Title Letter [manuscript]: Bull Head Issue Station, Standing Rock Agency, N.D., to Gen. Nelson A. Miles, Washington, D.C., 1901 May 31
Author Spooner, Marion T.
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: May 31, 1901, letter from M.T. Spooner, a farmer employed by the Office of Indian Affairs at the Standing Rock Agency, to Gen. Nelson A. Miles, regarding Miles’ council meeting with Sitting Bull in Montana during the military campaign that followed the Battle of Little Big Horn. Spooner, who was in charge of Sitting Bull’s old followers, relayed the story told by Has Horns, that Sitting Bull and his braves had planned to kill Miles and his officers. They refrained after Waubliska (White Eagle) argued that a surprise attack during a peaceful meeting would be cowardly. Spooner hoped that Miles might send Waubliska "a letter or some little thing."
Names Sitting Bull (c.1834-1890); Miles, Nelson Appleton (1839-1925)
Places North Dakota, Montana, United States
Keywords Office of Indian Affairs, government, government relations, army, military, armed forces, war, warfare, battle, attack, peace, Indian council, Battle of the Little Bighorn
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3170
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue