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    CABINET OF THE GRAND COUNCIL OF HOSTILE AND FRIENDLY SIOUX INDIAN CHIEFS. The last uprising of the Sioux which occured during the Ghost Dance period in 1890 on the Lakota reservations. General Nelson Miles enlisted the aid of Indian leaders to induce the surrendered Ghost Dancers to give up their weapons. A council was held on January 17 of that year, during which the Indians expressed their opinions on disarmament. Speakers included Kicking Bear, Two Strike, Young Man Afraid of His Horses, American Horse, Short Bull, High Pipe, and Standing Soldier. The only whites invited to speak were Lieutenant Taylor of the Indian scouts and ex-agent Valentine T. McGillycuddy. When the council concluded, only 104 guns were surrendered, but by the end of the month even the more belligerent dancers would concede to Miles' demands. Efforts to subdue them led to Sitting Bull's death and the massacre of nearly 300 Sioux men, women, and children, at Wounded Knee on December 29, 1890. This Northwestern Photographic Company cabinet was taken as Chief Two Strikes gave his speech to the assembled crowd. Significant corner damage to backing cardboard, partially affecting image at upper right; else fine.

    Provenance: The Chris Kortlander Collection


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