Letter Relating to Peace Prospects at Wounded Knee, ca. 12/1890
This letter from William “Buffalo Bill” Cody contains a note of guarded optimism amid the increasing tensions between U.S. Cavalry and groups of Lakota Sioux camped near Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Cody’s hopes for peace were dashed when the situation ultimately culminated in a massacre of over 150 Lakota men, women and children on December 29, 1890.
Care of Captured Indian Ponies, 01/20/1891
From the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ file: Correspondence Between Military Officers Regarding Wounded Knee Tragedy, 11/24/1890 - 01/24/1891