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Collection Reference Number GLC05201.012
From Archive Folder Letters of Army doctor under McCook, McKenzie & Miles re: Indian Wars 
Title Arthur Hartstuff to "my darling little girl" [probably Florence] about the preparations for war which began on Sunday 27 November
Date 27 November 1890
Author Hartsuff, Arthur (fl. 1870-1893)  
Recipient Hartstuff, Florence  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description re: Hartsuff writes to Florence at boarding school and tells her about the preparations for war which began, without warning, on Sunday, 11/24 with a sudden call to arms. Hartsuff's unit, plus three artillery batteries have been put on standby near the reservation. Most of the trouble, in his opinion, can be traced to "a Messiah dance" [the Ghost Dance] that has taken root particularly among the Sioux.
Subjects American West  Military History  Health and Medical  Soldier's Letter  Westward Expansion  American Indian History  Artillery  Children and Family  Religion  Women's History  
People Hartstuff, Arthur (fl. 1870-1893)  Hartstuff, Florence (fl. 1881-1890)  
Place written Pine River Indian Agency, South Dakota
Theme Westward Expansion; Religion; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Daughter