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Collection Reference Number GLC05201.011
From Archive Folder Letters of Army doctor under McCook, McKenzie & Miles re: Indian Wars 
Title Arthur Hartstuff to unknown reporting various visits within the Pine Ridge reservation
Date 27 November 1890
Author Hartsuff, Arthur (fl. 1870-1893)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description re: Hartsuff reports on various visit within the Pine Ridge reservation including a call on the Agency Doctor -- "a full-blooded Sioux, . . . a full graduate of Dartmouth and Harvard College, of course speaks English perfectly is bright & polished in his manner & deportment as any young man in polite society" - and the local Episcopal minister ("an educated half-breed") and his wife. Hartsuff also makes reference to a new "messiah religion" among the Sioux and Utes. Although he doesn't know what it is called, he is referring to the Ghost Dance religion.
Subjects American West  Military History  Health and Medical  Soldier's Letter  Westward Expansion  American Indian History  Education  Religion  
People Hartstuff, Arthur (fl. 1870-1893)  
Place written Pine River Indian Agency, South Dakota
Theme Religion; Westward Expansion; 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