Kills Enemy Alone [RG4946.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4946.AM:  Kills Enemy Alone



Papers:  1889, ca. 1968

Paris, France; Pine Ridge Agency, S.D.:  Sioux Indian

Size:  1 folder



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of a letter written in a Siouan dialect by Kills Enemy Alone, a performer in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, while the show was in Paris, France in 1889. The letter is addressed to Little Whirlwind, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota, Medicine Root. On the envelope in very faint pencil script is written: “taken from a dead Indian after the Battle of Wounded Knee.” Anthropologist Dr. John L. Champe had the letter translated in 1968. It is unknown how the letter came into his possession. The translation and an accompanying letter, along with some miscellaneous notes, are included.



4946am Kills Enemy Alone.pdf



ADDED ENTRIES:



Champe, John Leland, 1895-1978

Indians of North America

Kills Enemy Alone

Little Whirlwind

Siouan dialect

Siouan Indians

Wounded Knee Massacre



 



KFK   08-26-1997

11-04-2009   Revised TMM/tmm

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