The Black Hills: Or, The Last Hunting Ground of the Dakotahs

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Nixon-Jones printing Company, 1899 - Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.) - 713 pages

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Nice historical resource for the history of Deadwood and the Black Hills, as long as you view her observations with historical context in mind. That not only involves dealing with the era's typical racist viewpoints, but also remembering that a lot of the region's 19-century historic accounts were filled with half-truths designed to build celebrity. 


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Page 381 - That the legislative power and authority of said Territory shall be vested in the governor and a legislative assembly. The legislative assembly shall consist of a council and house of representatives. The council shall consist of thirteen members, having the qualifications of voters, as hereinafter prescribed, whose term of service shall continue two years.
Page 381 - States, may be elected by the voters qualified to elect members of the Legislative Assembly, who shall be entitled to the same rights and privileges as are exercised and enjoyed by the delegates from the several other Territories of the United States...
Page 381 - That when the lands in the said Territory shall be surveyed under the direction of the government of the United States, preparatory to bringing the same into market, sections numbered sixteen and thirty-six in each township in said Territory shall be and the same are hereby reserved for the purpose of being applied to schools in said Territory, and in the States and Territories hereafter to be erected out of the same.
Page 568 - That a State Normal School be established and continued at Ypsilanti, in the county of Washtenaw, upon the site selected by said Board of Education, the exclusive purposes of which shall be the instruction of persons, both male and female, in the art of teaching, and in all the various branches that pertain to a good common school education.
Page 380 - ... to the place of beginning, be, and the same is hereby, organized into a temporary government by the name of the Territory of Wyoming...
Page 132 - The discovery of gold in the Black Hills, a portion of the Sioux Reservation, has had the effect to induce a large emigration of miners to that point. Thus far the effort to protect the treaty rights of the Indians to that section has been successful, but the next year will certainly witness a large increase of such emigration. The negotiations for the...
Page 10 - Ezra Kind G. W. Wood T. Brown R. Kent Wm King Indian Crow all ded but me Ezra Kind killed by Indians beyond the high hill got our gold June 1834".
Page 633 - Cavalry, to the end that his life shall be preserved to the utmost limit. Wounded and scarred as he is, his very existence speaks in terms more eloquent than words, of the desperate struggle against overwhelming numbers of the hopeless conflict, and the heroic manner in which all went down on that fatal day.
Page 218 - This was the first intimation we had of his fate. It was hard to realize; it did seem impossible. General Terry and staff, and officers of General Gibbon's column soon after approached, and their coming was greeted with prolonged, hearty cheers. The grave countenance of the General awed the men to silence. The officers assembled to meet their guests. There was scarcely a dry eye; hardly a word was spoken, but quivering lips and hearty grasping of hands gave token of thankfulness for the relief and...
Page 382 - Dakota, who shall locate his office at such place as the Secretary of the Interior shall from time to time direct, and whose duties, powers, obligations...

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