Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Good Father By Keith Laufenberg

"On June 19, 1868, the peace commission, headed by Father Pierre DeSmet, and including around a hundred Yanktonai and Lakota tribesmen, including many war Chiefs, rode into Sitting Bull’s Hunkpapa Sioux village. Charles and Matilda Galpin rode with them, having been recruited as interpreters.

Charles Galpin was a trader who had married the daughter of a Hunkpapa-Two Kettle union, Eagle Woman, and her credit­worthiness tended to elevate the peace commission to a much higher level of trustworthiness among the Sioux."

The Good Father By Keith Laufenberg
(Part 1) (Part 2) (Conclusion)
(historialreferences - Oracular Tree)

- Angel


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