Alleged "true story" of Sitting Bull's death in 1890
TEE TRUE STORY OF THK OF SITTING DULL. DEATH Standing Rock Agency. N. D., Dec. 17. The follow ng are the actual details of the fight in which Sitting Bull was killed: The police under Bnll Head, lieutenant of police, and Shave Head, first sergeant, went into camp near Sitting Bull's village on the night of the 14th, and the next morni::gwent into Sitting Bull's camp and made the arrest. Sitting Bull ex- Eressed his willingness to go with them, ut wanted to make preparations for the ride, and ordered his horse to be gotten ready. While Bull Head and Shave Head were in the shack where the old chief was fretting ready, two bucks enveloped in blankets entered the shack, and, throwing otf their blankets, opened tire on the police. Sitting Bull's wife had gone out and get up a howl, which seems to have been the signal for the ass.uilt. In the fight wnich followed Red Tomahawk killed Sitting Bull Six more of Sitting Bull's followers were killed. Seven polica were killed, and Bull Head and Shave Head were desperately wounded. The police were now surrounded, but at this juncture Capt. Fouchette. witbjhis" Gatling gun and a Hotchkiss, reached the scene, and attacked the Indians, who, after an hour and a half of hot skirmishing, took to flight, and disappeared in the timber. The casualties were as follows: Police killed Little Eagle, Afraid-of-His-Soldiers, Hawk Man, Broken Arm, Bull Head. Mortally wounded Shave Head. Badly wounded Alex. Middle, wounded in the leg. Indians killed Sitting Bull, Crow Foot, Sitting Bull's son; Brave Thunder and his son Catch the Bear, Black Bear, Little Assinaboin. Spotted Horn Bull. There were no casualties among Capt. Fouchette's men. Col. W. F. Drum, accompanied by Capt. D. J. Cragie, with two companies of infantry, has gone to reinforce Capt. Fouchette. One Bull is about the only leader left of Sitting Bull's band. Nothing has been heard of him yet; but if he is alive and among the hostiles, the chances are that he will pull the scattered braves to- i gether aud u.ake a standing fight for re- ! venge. Bull Head and Shave Head were carried into Fort Yates, and Shave Head has breathed his last. It is thought that Bull Head will recover. It is considered that the trouble is now ended, so far as Standing Rock agency is concerned, and that there is no cause for fear that settlers will be disturbed in this section. FAltGO, X. D , Dec. 17. The following dispatch was received here today from Agent McLaughlin, at Standing Rock: "A large majority of the Indians at the agency are loyal. Universal satisfaction exists over Sitting Bull's death, which breaks up the ghost dance here. No further uneasiness prevails."