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Excerpt from A History of the Great Massacre by the Sioux Indians, in Minnesota: Including the Personal Narratives of Many Who Escaped
The authors have thought proper to close the present volume with a short account of Little Crow and his tragic end. It in perhaps, due to the public, in the light of an example, that a scheme so infernal as the deliberate murder, in cold blood, of unarmed men, women, and children, without a moment's warning, in a manner so horrible as that carried out by the brutal, cun ning, and savage ferocity of Little Crow, should conclude with the death of the inhuman monster!
In the preparation of the present work the authors acknowl edge the valuable aid rendered them by the Hons. A. S. White, Cyrus Aldrich, and Eli R. Chase, members of the Sioux Com mimion for the adjustment of claims for damages committed by the Minnesota Indians. These gentlemen, uniformly kind, court eous, and obliging, furnished the authors every facility in their possession by which the history of the massacre here presented should lack nothing of the completeness necessary for a work of this kind. Secretaries E. H. Burritt and O. M. Laraway, and Assistant Clerks Freeman, Russell, and Porter, as well as A. G. Grofi', acting marshal, each to the extent of his ability, limited only by his fidelity to the Commission, rendered the authors essen tial aid in gathering the materials for this volume. We are also under obligations to O. T. Gillman, Esq., of the Document Rooms at Washington, for valuable aid in the way of public documents, urgently needed. Many others, whose names need not be repeated, by kindly furnishing the sad narratives of their sufferings, have greatly aided the authors in the prosecution of the work.
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