Red Tomahawk’s deposition at 1923 trial concerning Black Hills Treaty of 1876

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Red Tomahawk discusses life in the Black Hills before, during and after the incursion of the whites AND gives information about the fight which resulted in the death of Sitting Bull.

Salient Points:

Red Tomahawk begins his deposition

“This country was like a big grub sack…”

If we did not agree to the Treaty we would be moved to Oklahoma Indian Territory

“Some people here (Standing Rock) were accidentally involved in the Custer Battle”

The Sioux knew there was gold and other minerals in the Black Hills.

The whites often tried to sneak in there but I clubbed them dead

The white men killed and poisoned all the game

The Sioux only killed the game they could fully use

Cutting of bottom-land woods

Schools and his children

Discussion of the Sitting Bull Affair

His trips to and thru the Black Hills

More discussion on Game

Signature of Ralph Case, Attorney of Record,
The Sioux Tribe of Indians

 

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Red Tomahawk begins his deposition:

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“This country was like a big grub sack…”

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If we did not agree to the Treaty we would be moved to Oklahoma Indian Territory

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“Some people here (Standing Rock) were accidentally involved in the Custer Battle”

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The Sioux knew there was gold and other minerals in the Black Hills.

The whites often tried to sneak in there but I clubbed them dead

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The white men killed and poisoned all the game

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The Sioux only killed the game they could fully use

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Cutting of bottom-land woods

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Schools and his children

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Discussion of the Sitting Bull Affair

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His trips to and thru the Black Hills

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More discussion on Game

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Signature of Ralph Case, Attorney of Record,
The Sioux Tribe of Indians

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