The beginning of the end.
"Despite his life with the traveling show, Sitting Bull was considered a great leader by many, both Indian and white, but I believed he was conflicted deep in his soul. He fought the white settlers for many years yet sent his own children to white schools and encouraged his people to farm like the white man. He met with President Cleveland, acknowledging him as a great leader but continued to speak against the selling of Indian land. He encouraged the Indians to make peace with the white soldiers yet condoned the Ghost Dance and invited some of the followers of Wovoka to come to Standing Rock. I knew it wouldn’t bode well for peace. As it turned out, it was the only excuse the soldiers needed to accuse him of instigating trouble. "
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From MY PLACE AMONG THEM - Chapter 1 - Carter’s Journal - December 18, 1890