"Map Showing Positions of Nebraska State Troops in Indian Campaigns of the Winter of 1890-91", U.S. Government
Subject: Nebraska & South Dakota
Period: 1894 (circa)
Publication: Sen. Doc. 45, 53rd Congress, 1st Session
Color: Black & White
12.1 x 7.6 inches
30.7 x 19.3 cm
This fascinating map has considerable historical significance in that it shows the location of the Battle of Wounded Knee, here labeled as Big Foot Battle, Dec 29, 1890. A misunderstanding between soldiers and Indians waiting to surrender at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, touched off the tragic massacre of some 300 Sioux men, women and children. The campaign was an attempt to suppress the Ghost Dance movement. At the height of the tension, Sitting Bull was killed. The map covers a portion of South Dakota and Nebraska and includes Madden's Bridge, the Stryker, Chaney, Swallow, Jarcho, Morey and Collin Ranches, and the towns of Pine Ridge, Gordon, Rushville, and Chadron. Military positions are shown throughout, with notes of friendly and hostile Indian locations.
On a bright sheet, issued folding.