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Subject: Interesting
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 12:11:27 EST

Today marks the death in 1890 of Chief Sitting Bull of the Sioux. "It seems
that the native police proceeded to Sitting Bull's camp and arrested him on
the grounds that he was contemplating a breach of the peace. His followers,
who were not numerous, attempted a rescue and the fighting, mostly hand to
hand, was of a sharp and sanguinary character. Sitting Bull, the craftiest of all
Indian leaders, was struck down early in the fray and his son, who was by
his father's side, shared a similar fate."

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