Post by Diane Merkel on Mar 1, 2007 8:35:43 GMT -6
. . . The cavernous storeroom holds much bureaucratic history from eight states in the region, but it also contains treasures like this letter from Montana territorial Gov. B.F. Potts to the Blackfoot Indian Nation dated July 1876, a month after Lakota chief Sitting Bull and his Indian allies defeated George Armstrong Custer at Little Big Horn.
"I would advise that you see your great chiefs at an early day and explain to them the Great Father is now very angry with the Sioux and he is sending his soldiers into the Sioux country to exterminate 'Sitting Bull' and all Indians who fight with him."