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RARE 1891 LIFE OF SITTING BULL Dakota INDIAN WARS Custer CHIEF CRAZY HORSE 1st INDIAN HORRORS~THE SIOUX~BUFFALO BILL~GHOST DANCE~ILLUS
THE RED RECORD OF THE SIOUX
W. Fletcher Johnson
LIFE OF SITTING BULL AND HISTORY OF THE INDIAN WAR OF 1890-91 (1891)
RARE FIRST EDITION
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Here is theoriginal FIRST EDITIONof "THE RED RECORD OF THE SIOUX: LIFE OF SITTING BULL AND HISTORY OF THE INDIAN WAR OF 1890-91, story of the Sioux nation; their manners and customs, ghost dances and Messiah craze; also, a very complete history of the sanguinary indian war of 1800 - '91" by W. Fletcher Johnson. Published by [Philadelphia] Edgewood Pub. Co., 1891.
Condition is overall GOOD. Binding is straight with all pages present and firmly intact. Hinges are strong and solid. Pages are generally clean, supple and bright with some having a bit of finger smudging. No dampstains. No musty or smoky smells. Covers are as shown with edgewear, bumped corners to boards, fraying of spine ends and some light soiling on back cover. Overall good condition of this one hundred and twenty-two year old book.
ENGROSSING...FROM THE FIRST THRILLING PAGE TO THE bloodY LAST CHAPTER
You will be held rapt by the haunting tales hidden beneath these covers.From the first engrossing page to the bloody last chapter, W. Fletcher Johnson, author of 'The Johnstown Flood and Stanley in Africa, etc. gives a graphic account of a terrifying time in our nation's history.
Profusely illustrated with numerous full-page photographs, illustrations, drawings and maps, The Red Record of the Sioux: The Life of Sitting Bull tells story of the life and death of Indian Chief Sitting Bull. But it is more. It is also a complete history of the sanguinary Indian War of 1890-1891.
As is true of all good narrations on historical events, you’ll find yourself caught up in the ‘stories within the story.’ This is also the story of the Sioux nation, their manners and customs, their ghost dances and Messiah craze.
You’ll read about the life and death of General George Armstrong Custer, including accounts of his last stand at Little Bighorn.
You'll read about many events, incidents and famous people including: Buffalo Bill,Red Cloud, General Schofield, John Grass the Indian Judge and more.
I have provided a complete table of contents and many pictures taken from this great book below for your perusal. Also, if you are interested, below the pictures is a biography on the life of Sitting Bull.
- First Edition
- Profusely Illustrated
- PAGES: 587
- MEASUREMENTS: 5.5" X 8" (20 cm.)
- FORMAT: Hardcover
FROM THE PREFACE
"There is in all the checkered history of America no chapter of more general interest than that which tells of the Aborigines and our dealings with them.
It narrates a story often shameful, often noble, sometimes pusillanimous, sometimes heroic…”
“It is the object of the present volume to relate the story of the Sioux, more properly the Dakota Indians, and our relations with them. Of all the aboriginal people, they were the greatest, the bravest in war, the wisest in peace, the most powerful in body, the most advanced in mind.
The name of Sitting Bull must be as famous as that of Tecumseh, of Red Cloud, as that of Black Hawk or Massasoit. The Sioux massacres of 1862 make Wyoming seem commonplace, and the last rally of Custer at the Little Big Horn fight has no parallel in all the annals of our Indian wars. Nor is the long drama drawn to an unworthy close by the weird Ghost Dances, the death of Sitting bull and the mad slaughtering at Wounded Knee.
It is the present purpose to record this history before the blood of the last grim chapter shall have grown dry...”
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PICTURES & COMPLETE TABLE OF CONTENTS
A NOTE ABOUT PICTURES:
The pictures of the covers, title page, spine and frontispiece are all taken from the current book on sale. The other pictures (all framed in black and white) of photographs or text within the book are taken from a previous sale of mine on . All of the photos shown are also in this book with slight variations in toning, page numbering, etc.
CHAPTER I. AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
A Unique History in Pictures— The Chiefs Own Story of His bloody and Lawless Career — Killing Enemies and Stealing Mules — Many Different Stories of His Life— Was He a West Point Graduate?— Startling Theory of an Army Officer.
CHAPTER II. MEDICINE MAN AND WARRIORS.
The True Story of Sitting Bull's Life— Son of a Rich Chief — A Buffalo Hunter at Ten Years Old — His Three Wives and Nine Children, Including Twins— How He Gained Supreme Sway Among the Sioux — What it is to be a Medicine Man
CHAPTER III. THE SAVAGE IN SOCIETY.
His Visit to a Camp at Fargo— Ashamed of His Primitive Garb— His First Suit of White Man's Clothes— A Discomfited Young Clergyman
The Indian at Dinner — His first Look in a Mirror — Autograph Selling
CHAPTER IV. THE FOE OF THE WHITE MAN.
Fort Buford's Ghastly Tragedy— An Accomplished Cattle Thief— Contempt for Pale Faces Opposing Invasion of His Territory — The Fort Ellis Episode Pen and Ink Sketch of the Savage Chief
CHAPTER V. THE LITTLE BIG HORN.
Sitting Bull at the Height of His Power— The Rush for the Black Hills— lneffectual Negotiations— Sitting Bulls Defiant Answer to a Summons — Preparations for a Great Struggle— How the Three Divisions of the
Army Marched into the Indians Country
CHAPTER VI. CUSTER'S LAST RALLY.
Departure of the Cavalry— March of the Infantry— First News of the Disaster— The Rescue — Story of the Battle — Reno’s Force Rescued Twice— How Custer Fought to the End
CHAPTER VII. THE DEATH OF CUSTER.
Two Stories of the Grim Tragedy— General Terry's Official Report— The Desperate March to the Relief of Reno— Narrative of Old Nick Genneiss— A Picture Record by little Big Man
CHAPTER VIII. CUSTER.
The Beau Saber of the Army — Brilliant Services as a Cavalry Officer in Many Battles During the Rebellion— The Comrade of Phil. Kearney and Phil. Sheridan— His Work as an Indian Fighter— A Soldier Who Never Knew What Fear Was, and Who Never Lost a Gun or a Color Until His Last Battle
CHAPTER IX. IN EXILE.
Unfounded Rumors of Sitting Bull's Death— His Retreat into Canada- Visited There by a Government Commission — His Defiant Refusal to Return Home— Speeches by the Chiefs— Sitting Bull's Own Words
CHAPTER X. THE MIGHTY FALLEN.
Sitting Bull Ruined by His Flight to Canada— His Followers Starved into Mutiny Against Him— The Return to Dakota— The Fate of His Daughter, Sleeping Water— A Vain Appeal— Taken to Fort Randall as a Prisoner of War
CHAPTER XI. THE LAST CAMPAIGN.
Sitting Bull Involved in the Messiah Craze — His Hope of Regaining His Old Position — Plots and Dissatisfaction — Visited by a Young Lady Missionary
— Agent McLaughlin's Visit— The Ghost Dances— Sitting Bull's Remarkable Proposition
CHAPTER XII. DEATH OF THE GREAT CHIEF.
General Miles Gave the Word for His Arrest— Was it Intended to Kill Him, Rather than Take Him Alive ?— Indian Police Led the Way— The Arrest and Attempted Rescue— The Fatal Shot— Another Account of the Tragedy — Disposition of His Remains
CHAPTER XIII. TRIBUTES TO HIS MEMORY.
His Niece’s Indignation and Grief— A Senator's Attempt to be Funny over a Tragedy— Buffalo Bill's Tribute — General Schofield's Views— Adirondack" Murray's Eloquent Protest and Rebuke— Sitting Bull
Compared with Webster and with Gladstone
CHAPTER XIV. THE SIOUX NATION.
Mightiest of all the Native Tribes— Longfellow's ' Minnehaha "—Subdivisions of the Tribe — Catlin's Account of Them Half a Century Ago — Not Drunken, nor Naked, nor Poor — A More Recent and Less
CHAPTER XV. LEGENDS AND CREEDS.
The Indian Holy Land, the Mountains of the Prairies — The Sioux Story of the Flood — Origin of the Red Pipe Stone— Indian Love of the Mysterious —Their Ideas of the Future Life— Their Code of Worldly Ethics Vindicated
CHAPTER XVI. IN PEACE AND WAR.
The Sioux Language— An Indian's Sense of Humor— One Hundred Come to Jesus," and the Lord's Prayer in Sioux- War Paint on the Braves— A Battle with the Pawnees— The Value of a Scalp— A Leisurely Interview with a Busy Secretary
CHAPTER XVII. FEASTING AND DANCING.
Conspicuous Features of Indian Public Life — A Grand Festival in the Olden Time — The Speech of Welcome — Stewed Dog the Leading Dish— The Grass Dance of the Two Kettles and its Accompanying Feast of Dog— Dancing Extraordinary — The Bear Dance, Beggar's Dance, Scalp Dance and Sun Dance
CHAPTER XVllI. THE GHOST DANCES.
A Memorable Season in Indian History — Prophesies of the Coming of the Messiah— The Ghost Dances Intended to Prepare for His Advent, and to Bring the People into Communication with Him — Porcupine’s
Story of the Messiah and His Command for the Dance
CHAPTER XIX. THE INDIAN MESSIAH.
Sincerity of the Belief in Him— When and Where He was First Heard of— Porcupine's Visit to Him — What He Said to the Indians— Bad Record of the Messiah "—His Complicity in the White River Massacre — Another Account of Him
CHAPTER XX. INDIAN WARS.
A Shameful Record— A Thousand Dollars Spent for Every Indian in the Country— The Long Catalogue of Conflicts and Expenses — Fearful Cost in Life and Limb as Well as Money and National Honor.
CHAPTER XXI. THE FIRST SIOUX WAR.
Provoked by White Men— Narrative of One Who Was There — Indescribable Outrages Perpetrated By the Savages Upon Women and Children —A City of Death— General Sibley's Campaign— Sentences of the Ringleaders
CHAPTER XXII. CAUSES OF THE LAST WAR.
What the Indians Say— Father Jule — Interview with the Chiefs— The Census— Broken Faith and Diminished Supplies — Letter from American Hone — The Indians' Stories Confirmed by Government Reports
CHAPTER XXIII. EFFORTS FOR PEACE.
Mrs. Weldon's Remarkable Mission to the Camp of Sitting Bull— Her Desire to Confront the Prophet of the Messiah— Forced to Flee for Safety— Her Views of the Situation— Her Life in Dakota
CHAPTER XXIV. THE SEAT OF WAR
Pine Ridge Reservation and Agency — The Gardens and the Buildings —Dr. McGillicudy's Administration — The Catholic Mission School — Some Account of the Bad Lands— A Truly Horrible Region
CHAPTER XXV. LIFE AT PINE RIDGE.
Experience of the War Correspondants — Trying to Take a Picture — The Squaw Dances — Have You Got Christ in the Guard House ?"— Firewater with a Vengeance— The Indian Boys — Married Life.
CHAPTER XXVI. INDIANS AMD SETTLERS.
Mixed Civilization at Rushville— The Cowboy at Hone— Indian Loafers — The Cigarette Habit— Themdaminjuns — Stories of a Veteran Frontiersman
Unappreciated Architecture — White Ghost— Badly Scared
CHAPTER XXVII. RED CLOUD
A Leader of the Hostile Indians — His Treacherous Nature— Romantic Story of His Early Years — A Mission Teacher's Account of Him — His Deceitful Words to a Visitor and His Letter to a Friend.
CHAPTER XXVIII. THE LEADERS OF THE SIOUX.
Little Wound and His lieutenants— Yellow Bear — Young-Man-Afraid- of-His-Horses— Otti, the Shoshone— High Bear— American Horse— John Grass, the Indian Judge— Gall, the Greatest of the Sioux Warriors and Generals— Spotted tail's Eloquent Speech.
CHAPTER XXIX. THE BEGINNING OF WAR.
Dakota Settlers Panic Stricken — General Miles on the Situation— Pineridge Regarded as the Fatal Point— Rosebud Indians Break Loose— Troops Hurried to the Scene — A Coal Mine for a Fort — A Night's Alarm — A Much-Scared Saddler— Governor Mellette's Letter
CHAPTER XXX. FROM BAD TO WORSE.
An Ominous Thanksgiving — Scenes at an Issuing of Beef— Buffalo Bill " —Plenty Bear's Report — Medicine That Was Not Bullet Proof — An Era of Uncertainty and Lies — Two Deeds Determined Upon
CHAPTER XXXI. DELAY AND DISASTER.
Waiting for Something to Turn Up— Increased Rations Come Too Late — Depredations by the Hostiles — A Fruitless Pow Wow at Pine Ridge
—The Indians Fighting Among Themselves — Troops Hurrying onto the Bad Lands
CHAPTER XXXII. CATASTROPHE.
The Killing of Sitting Bull and the Results Thereof— Numerous Affrays —A Council at Pine Ridge— Sitting Bull's Ghost— Big Foot and His Men Come In — Arrest of a Pretended Messiah — Hemming in the Hostiles — The Whole Band Captured
CHAPTER XXXIII. RED WAR.
Colonel Forsythe Takes Command at Wounded Knee— The Indians Suspicious and Uneasy — Preparations to Disarm Them — A Desperate Outbreak — The Indians Outnumbered and Slaughtered Without Mercy — Incident of the Battle— Death of Captain Wallace— List of the Killed and Wounded — Elaine Goodale's Report
CHAPTER XXXIV. FATHER CRAFT AND HIS WORK.
A Devoted Priest — Descendant of a Seneca Chief and Successor of Spotted Tail as Chief of the Brules— His Interview With Red Cloud — Arraignment of the Government
CHAPTER XXXV. AFTER THE BATTLE.
A Profound Sensation Caused— Varying Comments and Prophecies — Alarm at Pine Ridge — List of the Troops in Service — Murder of Lieut. Casey — Agent Royer Removed— Red Goad's Flight— The Case of Col. Forsythe
CHAPTER XXXVI. DOUBT AND FEAR.
Losing Faith in Indian Promises — Strange Scenes in Church — A Wagon Train Attacked — A Midnight Pow-wow— Two Dare-devil Brules— The Fortifications — An Unexpected Advance — Much Talk But Little Action.
CHAPTER XXXVII. IN AT LAST.
The Hostiles Come to Pine Ridge— A Motley Procession— Their Weapons Left Behind, Hidden Away— What the Chiefs Said— General Miles's
Generous Conduct — Troops Returning Home — A Delegation of Indians on Their Way to Washington— Letter from Buffalo Bill."
CHAPTER XXXVIII. WHO SHALL BE THE VICTIM?
Discussion of the Indian Question by the Rev. W. H. Hare, Missionary Bishop— How the Trouble Was Brought About, and Who Should Be held Responsible For It — Reflections Inspired by the Conflict at Wounded Knee
CHAPTER XXXIX. THE INDIAN IN CONGRESS.
Starred Into Hostilities— Crime Toward the Indians— Difficulty With the Indian Service— Went to His Grave Through Grief— The Bane and Curse of the Indians — They Have Nothing to Eat — Go Upon the War
Path — Lack of Proper Provisions — Accept any Proposition — The Sioux are Starving — Solving the Indian Question — Most Pious Hypocrite Propose an Investigation — Greatest Indian 'That Has Lived.
CHAPTER XL. THE INDIAN BUREAU.
Shall It Be Under Civil or Military Control ?— Record of the Army — Generals Giant's Experiment — Improvements in Administration — Census of the Indians— Many Indians Civilized and Prosperous
BELOW: This is the small closed tear on the front free endpaper
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Map Of The Bad Lands And Scene Of Indian War
Crow Foot Son Of Sitting Bull
At His Incantations
A Group Of Sioux Chiefs
Hostiles Attacking Friendlies
Major-general Schofield U. S. A.
Indian Picture Of The Custer Fight—The Cavalrymen
Custer's Last Battle
Tepee Of Sitting Bull
The Ghost Dance
General Nelson A. Miles
Death Of Sitting Bull
Wild Grass Dance
Johnson—The Alleged Messiah
The Indian Messiah Craze
Chief Big Joseph
Tepee Of Head Sioux Warrior At Pine Ridge
The Pine Ridge Agency
Officers In The Field At Fort Keogh
Rations Issued At Pine Ridge Agency
Interior Of Red Cloud's House
Chief John Grass
White Beaver And Buffalo Bill
Interior Of Tent Of Lieut. Brown At Pine Ridge
The Hanging Of Mountain Mike
Group Of Indian Chiefs Who Visited President Harrison
Dog Dance Of The Sioux
Short Biography on the Life of Sitting Bull
(1831-1890) (Taken from www.pbs.org)
A Hunkpapa Lakota chief and holy man under whom the Lakota tribes united in their struggle for survival on the northern plains, Sitting Bull remained defiant toward American military power and contemptuous of American promises to the end.
Born around 1831 on the Grand River in present-day South Dakota, at a place the Lakota called "Many Caches" for the number of food storage pits they had dug there, Sitting Bull was given the name Tatanka-Iyotanka, which describes a buffalo bull sitting intractably on its haunches. It was a name he would live up to throughout his life.
As a young man, Sitting Bull became a leader of the Strong Heart warrior society and, later, a distinguished member of the Silent Eaters, a group concerned with tribal welfare. He first went to battle at age 14, in a raid on the Crow, and saw his first encounter with American soldiers in June 1863, when the army mounted a broad campaign in retaliation for the Santee Rebellion in Minnesota, in which Sitting Bull's people played no part. The next year Sitting Bull fought U.S. troops again, at the Battle of Killdeer Mountain, and in 1865 he led a siege against the newly established Fort Rice in present-day North Dakota. Widely respected for his bravery and insight, he became head chief of the Lakota nation about 1868.
Sitting Bull's courage was legendary. Once, in 1872, during a battle with soldiers protecting railroad workers on the Yellowstone River, Sitting Bull led four other warriors out between the lines, sat calmly sharing a pipe with them as bullets buzzed around, carefully reamed the pipe out when they were finished, and then casually walked away.
The stage was set for war between Sitting Bull and the U.S. Army in 1874, when an expedition led by General George Armstrong Custer confirmed that gold had been discovered in the Black Hills of Dakota Territory, an area sacred to many tribes and placed off-limits to white settlement by the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. Despite this ban, prospectors began a rush to the Black Hills, provoking the Lakota to defend their land. When government efforts to purchase the Black Hills failed, the Fort Laramie Treaty was set aside and the commissioner of Indian Affairs decreed that all Lakota not settled on reservations by January 31, 1876, would be considered hostile. Sitting Bull and his people held their ground.
In March, as three columns of federal troops under General George Crook, General Alfred Terry and Colonel John Gibbon moved into the area, Sitting Bull summoned the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho to his camp on Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory. There he led them in the sun dance ritual, offering prayers to Wakan Tanka, their Great Spirit, and slashing his arms one hundred times as a sign of sacrifice. During this ceremony, Sitting Bull had a vision in which he saw soldiers falling into the Lakota camp like grasshoppers falling from the sky.
Inspired by this vision, the Oglala Lakota war chief, Crazy Horse, set out for battle with a band of 500 warriors, and on June 17 he surprised Crook's troops and forced them to retreat at the Battle of the Rosebud. To celebrate this victory, the Lakota moved their camp to the valley of the Little Bighorn River, where they were joined by 3,000 more Indians who had left the reservations to follow Sitting Bull. Here they were attacked on June 25 by the Seventh Cavalry under George Armstrong Custer, whose badly outnumbered troops first rushed the encampment, as if in fulfillment of Sitting Bull's vision, and then made a stand on a nearby ridge, where they were destroyed.
Public outrage at this military catastrophe brought thousands more cavalrymen to the area, and over the next year they relentlessly pursued the Lakota, who had split up after the Custer fight, forcing chief after chief to surrender. But Sitting Bull remained defiant. In May 1877 he led his band across the border into Canada, beyond the reach of the U.S. Army, and when General Terry traveled north to offer him a pardon in exchange for settling on a reservation, Sitting Bull angrily sent him away.
Four years later, however, finding it impossible to feed his people in a world where the buffalo was almost extinct, Sitting Bull finally came south to surrender. On July 19, 1881, he had his young son hand his rifle to the commanding officer of Fort Buford in Montana, explaining that in this way he hoped to teach the boy "that he has become a friend of the Americans." Yet at the same time, Sitting Bull said, "I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man of my tribe to surrender my rifle." He asked for the right to cross back and forth into Canada whenever he wished, and for a reservation of his own on the Little Missouri River near the Black Hills. Instead he was sent to Standing Rock Reservation, and when his reception there raised fears that he might inspire a fresh uprising, sent further down the Missouri River to Fort Randall, where he and his followers were held for nearly two years as prisoners of war.
Finally, on May 10, 1883, Sitting Bull rejoined his tribe at Standing Rock. The Indian agent in charge of the reservation, James McLaughlin, was determined to deny the great chief any special privileges, even forcing him to work in the fields, hoe in hand. But Sitting Bull still knew his own authority, and when a delegation of U.S. Senators came to discuss opening part of the reservation to white settlers, he spoke forcefully, though futilely, against their plan.
In 1885 Sitting Bull was allowed to leave the reservation to join Buffalo Bill's Wild West, earning $50 a week for riding once around the arena, in addition to whatever he could charge for his autograph and picture. He stayed with the show only four months, unable to tolerate white society any longer, though in that time he did manage to shake hands with President Grover Cleveland, which he took as evidence that he was still regarded as a great chief.
Returning to Standing Rock, Sitting Bull lived in a cabin on the Grand River, near where he had been born. He refused to give up his old ways as the reservation's rules required, still living with two wives and rejecting Christianity, though he sent his children to a nearby Christian school in the belief that the next generation of Lakota would need to be able to read and write.
Soon after his return, Sitting Bull had another mystical vision, like the one that had foretold Custer's defeat. This time he saw a meadowlark alight on a hillock beside him, and heard it say, "Your own people, Lakotas, will kill you." Nearly five years later, this vision also proved true.
In the fall of 1890, a Miniconjou Lakota named Kicking Bear came to Sitting Bull with news of the Ghost Dance, a ceremony that promised to rid the land of white people and restore the Indians' way of life. Lakota had already adopted the ceremony at the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations, and Indian agents there had already called for troops to bring the growing movement under control. At Standing Rock, the authorities feared that Sitting Bull, still revered as a spiritual leader, would join the Ghost Dancers as well, and they sent 43 Lakota policemen to bring him in. Before dawn on December 15, 1890, the policemen burst into Sitting Bull's cabin and dragged him outside, where his followers were gathering to protect him. In the gunfight that followed, one of the Lakota policemen put a bullet through Sitting Bull's head.
Sitting Bull was buried at Fort Yates in North Dakota, and in 1953 his remains were moved to Mobridge, South Dakota, where a granite shaft marks his grave. He was remembered among the Lakota not only as an inspirational leader and fearless warrior but as a loving father, a gifted singer, a man always affable and friendly toward others, whose deep religious faith gave him prophetic insight and lent special power to his prayers.PLEASE VISIT OUR STORE FOR MORE FABULOUS COLLECTIBLE & ANTIQUE BOOK SELECTIONS
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