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    Post Trader Writing Letter about Rosebud Agency & General Crook, Fort Washakie, Wyoming 1905. Three page letter, with envelope 8.50" x 11". (In part) J. K. Moore Post Trader Fort Washakie, Wyo. Col. C G. Coutaut, Sheridan, Wyo. Dear Sir, Your letter of July 26th has been long un answered, which was not my intention but have been so very busy that I have had to put aside a great deal of correspondence. In reference to the Rosebud fight and it's part the Shoshones played in it, Thomas Cosgrave (one of Gen. Crooks Scouts) told me that the soldiers were whipped up to the time that the Shoshones went to their assistance. That the Shoshones were restrained, and not allowed to go into action; that he (Cosgrave) went to Gen. Crook and told him that his soldiers were getting whipped and that if he would allow the Shoshones to go in, that they could drive the enemy back. Gen. Crook replied that he knew the soldiers were getting ___ but said nothing more and did not then give the order for the Shoshones to go into action. Cosgrave said that he then ­­went back to the Shoshones and told them the results of his interview. The Shoshones could be restrained no longer and went into battle without orders. They checked the hostiles and afforded a chance for the soldiers to get out of the difficulty. The soldiers at that ­­­time were in bad straits and being driven by the hostiles. The Shoshones ­­­rescued a good many that were cut off and at the mercy of the enemy, etc. More great content, very rare and interesting account at Rosebud Indian Reservation.

    Condition: Fine, some small tears in folds, also archival tape in folds

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