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Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
September 28, 2012 M. Timothy Nolting   

Courtesy photo The scaffolding that was built at Fort Laramie where Spotted Tailís daughter was placed after her death.

In the bitter cold of late winter, 1866 a large procession of nearly 300 men, women and children of the Brule Sioux, under Chief Spotted Tail, trudged along the northern edge of the icy waters of the North Platte River. Two Sioux warriors led the procession, each holding the single rope-rein of the pure white ponies that followed behind them. Between the two ponies a soft buffalo robe had been lashed and upon this robe laid the cold and frozen bo...

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