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Lazy White Bull's Story of the Battle #1
LAZY WHITE BULL'S ACCOUNT
Cheyenne River Agency South Dakota
THE SANS Arcs was his camp circle. White Bull and his wife lived in this lodge. The wife's name was Holy Lodge.
She was a Sans Arc. That is the reason for White Bull being there.2 White Bull's lodge was on the north side of the circle. The one's on each side of White Bull's lodge were relatives. The wife's father was Iron Whiteman.3
White Bull got up about daybreak and took his fatherin-law's horses up in the breaks. There were forty in all. Eighteen were White Bull's. Five of the eighteen were running horses -- four mares and one mule -- and the rest were geldings. He took them north of the camp along the river. He took [them] about half a mile from camp. He was watching the horses for a while. About 8 o'clock, White Bull came home for breakfast; then he went back for the horses after breakfast and had his gun and two cartridge belts [with him]. White Bull was trying to head off his horses. They were on the west side. They were about 125 yards from the water.
While he was herding horses, he heard a man yell, and so he went up the river to where the Hunkpapas were, and Sitting Bull was there. They were up to something, and so White Bull started his horses home and got one of his running horses, and he heard guns shooting and saw the women running and yelling, ready to leave.
His father [Makes Room] was on the north side of the Hunkpapa camp, and Sitting Bull was on the southside. When the soldiers came to the crossing, they were seen, and by the time they crossed, they had most of the...
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