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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Letters of Army doctor under McCook, McKenzie & Miles re: Indian Wars
|Arthur Hartstuff to unknown reporting various visits within the Pine Ridge reservation
|27 November 1890
|Hartsuff, Arthur (fl. 1870-1893)
|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.
|American West Military History Health and Medical Soldier's Letter Westward Expansion American Indian History Education Religion
|Hartstuff, Arthur (fl. 1870-1893)
|Pine River Indian Agency, South Dakota
|Religion; Westward Expansion; Native Americans
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945