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Dakota, surrender of Sitting Bull and party of hostile Sioux at Fort Buford, July 20
Dakota, surrender of Sitting Bull and party of hostile Sioux at Fort Buford, July 20
TitleDakota, surrender of Sitting Bull and party of hostile Sioux at Fort Buford, July 20
Date of Original1881
DescriptionTwo soldiers on horses on high ground looking over wide expanse with soldiers on horses and long line of covered wagons extending into distance with buttes in far distance.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectIndians of North America
Subject (LCTGM)Military personnel
Covered wagons
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America
Indians of North America - Government relations
Personal NameSitting Bull, 1834?-1890
LocationFort Buford (Fort Buford, N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item NumberFolio 102.InE93.2
Format of OriginalLithographs
Color images
Dimensions of Original11 x 24 cm.
Publisher of OriginalFrank Leslie's Publishing House
Place of PublicationNew York (N.Y.)
Transcription"From a sketch by a corresponding artist" - With caption title.
The Surrender of Sitting Bull. After countless promises and overtures, the great Sioux chief, Sitting Bull, for years an exile on Canadian soil, has been compelled by hunger to surrender to our troops. At noon on Wednesday, July 20th, accompanied by a party, numbering about 200 of his people who had remained true to him, he arrived at Fort Buford, and delivered his arms and ponies to Major Brotherton. The cavalcade, as it filed to the garrison, attracted much attention. It consisted of six army wagons loaded with squaws and children, followed by twenty-five or thirty of Louis Legare's Red River carts will filled with baggage. Much credit is given to Mr. Lagare for his faithful service to the Government in finally inducing Sitting Bull to come with him. He has used his own means freely in providing transportation and provisions, and should be liberally rewarded for his work. Sitting Bull himself and his chiefs and head men rode their ponies, and did not dismount and hake hands until they arrived at the place fixed upon for their camp. Immediately after the surrender, the Indians were placed between the Post and the steamboat landing, and are as securely in Major Brotherton's charge as if they were in irons. The Pioneer Press correspondent visited Sitting Bull after his lodge was erected, and cheered the old man up by informing him that he (the correspondent), had seen only a short time before the lost daughter whom the Canadians had told him was in chains, and that she was well and happy. The chief expressed a desire to have a talk after he had rested and had something to eat. The career of Sitting Bull is remarkable even for an Indian chief. The most eventful portion is comprised within the last few years, the main interest centering in the fatal 1876. His war against the Government opened early in 1875. Various depredations in the neighborhood of Fort Buford, on the Missouri River, were charged to him, but he denied them. Some settlers began measures or retaliation, with the chief became greatly enraged, and, gathering about him a strong band, refused to live on a reservation, and went into camp on the Yellowstone. Then followed his siege of Fort Pease, when 500 Indians endeavored for three months to capture the place and its defenders, forty-seven white men in all. A force of troops and friendly Indians was sent to the relief of the garrison, but Sitting Bull withdrew at their approach, and as soon as the troops escorted the besieged away he returned and burned the fort. War was then declared against him, and failing to surrender within the ten days allowed, Generals Crook, Terry, and Gibbon started after him in different directions. He checked the advance of General Crook by engaging his troops, slaughtered General Custer and all his band in an ambush on July 25, 1876, and effected an escape to Canada where he has since resided, under the surveillance of Major Walsh of the mounted police." - Text accompanying image.
NotesTitle from caption with image.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDakota Lithographs and Engravings Collection Folio 102
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Folio 102.InE93.2)
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Digital IDrsL00065
Original SourceFrank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Aug. 6, 1881. p. 377.
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