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Incidents of the Dull Knife raid

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Creator: Street, William Daniel, 1851-1911

Date: 1900

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Indian History Coll. #590, Box 2 Folder Cheyenne, 1879-1947

Unit ID: 219425

Summary: This item, written by William D. Street of Oberlin, Kansas, details the events surrounding the Dull Knife raid. According to Street, events began in the summer of 1878 while he was working as a cowboy in parts of Kansas and Colorado. Street recalls that he was first aware that something was wrong upon hearing women and children crying, something that he states was unusual because women and children "seldom frequented the cow camps." Street then asked a man named Sim Holstine what had happened, and Sim told him that an Indian raid had just occurred and the locals were preparing to assist the U.S. Army apprehend the offenders. The remaining seven pages of this item details the events that occurred after the party of men left to find the Northern Cheyennes responsible for the raid.

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Title (Main title): Incidents of the Dull Knife raid


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