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\Lr ?▼ JL . B f M-~/M—s liLytfMTMSjfrltfMBGiffl/fttV/U; , W I wLr • cwmcHT a'.- ?r uxMrrrtswf. UI1 v-' TJEATH •■^■■■^ASHINGTON.—Memories of In- ^ f I WIT I dian wars fade rapidly from the ■ W I mlnds of aH Person6 who were ^jpJ?".,>N not actively engaged in the hos- -«., tilities. In the cast tne irouuies ^ In the past on the frontier held ^ the attention and the interest but for the moment. No easterner ever Rave full credit to the of ficers and the men of the United States army who faced danger after danger and withstood hardship after hardship with precious lit tle hope of any reward save the consciousness of duty well done. It is probable that not one person in a hundred can name the battle fought only 18 years ago and in which the casualties to the small force of the regu tar army engaged amounted to 90 men killed and wounded. That battle was the battle of Wounded Knee, and to-day it is nearly lost to the recollec tion of the masses. There are several officers now stationed *in Washington who had a part in that Dakota fight. The fight between Col. Forsythe’s men of the Seventh cavalry and the band of Big Foot, the Sioux, was the result of the ghost-dance craze which had been started and fostered by the great chief Sitting Bull. on whose hand was the blood of Custer and his men. .'Sitting Bull was nhot and killed by Indian police while resisting arrest, but he was killed too late to prevent the spread of the doctrine which he preached and which had cun like piairie fire among the men of his nation. There were all sorts of stories circulated concerning ■ tion of a pan of the peoplo I who preferred death to ex Iiie' 1 The Cheyennes broke / away. A battalion of Infan try was thrown across their tracks but the wily sav ages eluded all save a few of the soldiers, who in a ) ( (jO&Wft fra/iir — i —' TH£ /tern?/ ord/rrm Jku. /the death of the great Sioux chief. Philanthro t fiats in the east who never had seen an Indian \ tepee insisted that Sitting Hull was murdered and 'that the blood of the savage was upon the head of the nation. It was left to Col. Edward G. Fcchet, now pro lessor of military science at the University of Illinois, to learn the tiuth of th^ shooting of Sit ting Bull and to give knowledge of it to the peo ple. Col. (then captain) Fcchet made one of the hardest rides known to the troops of the plains before he secured the farts in the case of the ; passing of the great Sioux chief to the happy . hunting grounds. Sitting Bull's home was in a log hut on the Standing Rock Indian reservation of North Dakota. In the summer of 1890 he gath . ered many of his braves about him % and told them in picturesque Sioux language >that a Messiah was to come who would lead the Sioux nation to victory; that the whites would be annihilated; that the buffalo would come back, and that the red man would once more take pos session of the earth. Through the medicine men Sitting Bull worked so upon the feelings and the superstitions of his warriors that they came to believe that by wear ing certain garments which were called ghost shirts their bodies would be safe from the bullets . of the soldiers. When Gen. Miles iecrned of the teachings of Sitting Hull and of their rapid spread, the chief’s arrest was ordered. Accordingly Indian police led by Lieut. Rull Head and Sergt. Shave Head were dispatched from Fort Yates to arrest the chief at his log hut miles away. (’apt. Fechet of the Eighth cavalry was ordered with his com mand. consisting of two troops, and, if memory .serves, two light field pieces, to make a night tnarch to Oak Creek. about 18 miles from Sitting Bull's house, there to receive the prisoner when be was turned over by Lieut. Rull Head. Capt. Fechet and his men reached the rendez vous at 4:30 a. m. on one of the coldest mornings of a Dakota December day. There was no sign of the Indian police, nor yet of the scout which Bull Head was to send in advance to inform < the cavalry oillccr of his coming. Fechet’s soldier instinct told him at once that there must be trouble. His men had had the hardest kind of a night ride, but they were will ing, and he pushed lorward rapidly After he had made several miles he was met by a scout who was riding like mad The ruuuer told Fechet that all the Indian police who had gone to arrest Sitting Bull had been killed by the ghost dancers, and that there were thousands upon thousands of them fully armed and in their war paint ready for battle. Fechet looked over his small command and w jnt ahead at full gallop, his only thought being tc eave such of the policemen as might be alive, pnd giving no heed to the other thought that ahead of him might be overwhelming numbers of the savages and the fate of Custer. It was a terrible ride from that time on. When the morning was a little advanced the men of the command heard firing, which seemed to come from different poiuta. On they went un til they **m* to the brow of the hill. Below them at a distance was the house of Sitting Bull, and in front of it, some hundreds of yards away, was a horde of ghost dancers en gaged in emptying their rifles into the log building, from which came a feeble return lire. /sc#sr/s/>///6 //ms cotf/fAw/## Mi# /fa# av/ss/AmMs. Capt. Fechet had his Hotchkiss thrown into action and he dropped a shell in front of the ghost dancers, and then the command charged down the hill. The shell had its frightening effect on the savages, who held aloof though still pouring in their fire, which was answered by the soldiers as Fechet himself took a rapid course to the log house, with his life in his hands every step of the way. Inside the hut were found three of the Indian policemen dead and three mortally w’ounded. The wounded, resolved on exacting a price for their coming death, were still using their rifles against the besieging foe. The soldiers finally drove the savages to flight. The few that were left living of the little force of Indian police told this story. Lieut. Bull Head had arrested Sitting Bull and had led the chief from his cabin only to be confronted by hundreds of crwzed savages. Catch-the-Bear and Strike-the Kettle. two of Sitting Bull’s men, strode through the Indian ranks, raised their rifles and fired. Bull Head was shot through the body. Dying, he turned quickly and killed Sitting Bull. Strike-the Kettle killed Sergt. Shave Head. Instantly Po liceman Lone Man killed Catch-the-Bear. Then the surviving policemen sought shelter in the cabin and held off the ghost dancers as has been told. With the Rosebud, Standing Rock and Pine Ridge Sioux, who went on the warpath in De cember, 1890, were a few stalwart warriors of the tribe of the Northern Cheyennes. That the Chey ennes braves wrere so limited in number was due to the fact that 12 years before the nation, exiled and longing for its old home, had met with prac tical annihilation in the attempt to regain it. The Northern Cheyennes had been sent to a reservation in the Indian territory following one of the uprisings against the whites. Their hearts they left behind them in their old home and the warriors yearned to return. Late in the fall of the year 1878 the Cheyenne braves, taking advantage of the temporary ab sence of their soldier guardians, gathered to gether their women and their children and dashed northward in the direction of the land where their fathers had lived from the time back of the beginning of tradition. They had been told by the Indian agents and by the soldiers, who acted under orders, that they never could take the trail back to the north, but they paid no heed to what was told them, but gathering their possessions they set out. The Cheyennes' love of homo, natural and sym pathy-compelling to everyone except to those who thought that an Indian should have naught to do with home-sickness, was the cause of the destruc sharp skirmish lost their commander, Maj. Lewis The Cheyennes broke away. A battalion of ia fantry was thrown across their tracks but the wily savages eluded all save a few of the soldiers, who in a sharp skirmish lost their commander, Maj. Lewis. The trail led to one of the low hills that chain the reservation. The Cheyennes had taken refuge near the summit in a natural hollow. The sides of the hills rose sheer and slippery to the lurking place of the savages. It was a place admirably adapted for defense. A few men could hold it against a regiment. Capt. Wessels, in command of the cavalry, saw that the attempt to take the hilltop by assault would be to sacrifice the lives of half of his men He threw a cordon around the hill, knowing that the warriors could not escape, and trusting that tn a few hours hunger would force them to sur render. Meantime the Cheyennes were active. They picked off many a trooper, aod at noon on the day following the night of their flight a ball struck Capt. Wessels in the head. The wound was not serious, but its effect was to n^ake captain and men eager for a charge. Capt. Wessels went to the front of his troops and prepared to lead them up the slippery hillside in the face of the fire of the best Indian marksmen on the great plains. All things were prepared for the charge, when to the amazement of the troopers, the whole band of Cheyenne warriors, naked to the waist and yelling like devils, came dashing down the hill side straight at the body of cavalry. The Indians had thrown away their rifles and were armed only with knives. They were going to their death and they knew it, but death was better than a return to the reservation which they hated. Wessels and his troopers of the Third cavalry tried to spare the Cheyennes, but the warriors would have death at any cost, with their knives they plunged into a hand-to-hand conflict with the troopers and before they were slain they exacted a price for their dying. When the time came for the burial of the In dians, Tea Kettle, a chief, was found to bo alive, but unconscious. Tea Kettle was carried back to the fort and there made comfortable. A squaw sought the wounded warrior’s couch and handed him a pair of scissors which he instant ly plunged into his heart. He spurned life in the knowledge of the fact that his brother braves were dead. 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