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A telegram from Pine Ridge Agency reporting on the response to Sitting Bull’s death, December 20, 1890.

Dec. 20 1890

8 P.M

To Pioneer Deadwood J. D.

Expedition friendlies after Badland hostiles [sic] Just departing. Wild scene. Squaws death chant heard in every direction. Think hostiles [sic] may be brought in. Troops and Pine Ridge Indians impatient at long delay; civilians indignant. Leave for home tomorrow. B