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From Our Special Correspondent

From Our Special Correspondent


For a month in late 1875 the nation's gaze was drawn to proceeding at the remote Red Cloud Agency in northwestern Nebraska where the federal government sought unsuccessfully to convince Lakota leaders to cede ownership of the Black Hills. The council was noteworthy for the issues involved, in effect on the future of Indian-white relations, and because it was among the largest such gatherings in American history. Gathered in this volume, the correspondents' reports provide a fascinating glimpse of the personalities, interactions, and cultures of the Indian mixed-blood, and white participants in the negotations.