“RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY”

CUSTER'S LAST STAND

— THE LAST DISPATCH —   The ground under Mark Kellogg trembled like an earthquake. In the distance, he watched waves of Indian warriors swarm over the horizon at full gallop, their horses thundering across the Great Plains.

The 45-year old newspaper reporter struggled to stay in the saddle, stunned by the surprise attack, reeling in confusion amid the crack of gunfire and the sound of steel-tipped arrows slicing […]

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“GHOST DANCE”

Spotted Elk

 — SLAUGHTER AT WOUNDED KNEE CREEK — Under a sky the color of gunmetal, Chief Spotted Elk and his mixed band of about 350 Miniconjou Lakota and Hunkpapa Sioux tramped through a blanket of snow toward the Pine Ridge Reservation tucked into the southwestern corner of South Dakota, near Wounded Knee Creek.

Despite falling ill with pneumonia, Spotted Elk, also referred to as Chief Big Foot, left Standing Rock Agency […]

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