"Map Showing Positions of Nebraska State Troops in Indian Campaigns of the Winter of 1890-91", U.S. Government
Subject: Nebraska and South Dakota
Period: 1895 (circa)
Publication: Senate Report 45, 53rd Comg., 1st Session
Color: Black & White
12 x 7.5 inches
30.5 x 19.1 cm
This is a little known map but it had considerable historical significance in that it showed 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 of a 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. Notes friendly and hostile Indian locations. A fascinating map.