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Across the Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)


William Fitch Kelly, a reporter for the Nebraska State Journal, sent a dispatch to his editors from Wounded Knee Creek (via Rushville, Neb.) on Dec. 29, 1890.

The eyewitness account included the following: "Soon the mounted troops were after them, shooting them down on every hand. ... Just now it is impossible to state the exact number killed outright. The soldiers are shooting them down wherever found, no quarter given by anyone. ... Before night I doubt if either a buck or squaw out of all Big Foot's band will be left to tell the tale ..."

As news of the massacre circulated among the peop...

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