Tensions on the reservation escalated in the days following Sitting Bull’s death, as the military moved in, and as the Sioux practiced the Ghost Dance with even greater fervor. The end result was the Wounded Knee Massacre nine days after this telegram was sent.
Brooke Reports a “wild scene” 1890
This telegram details the scene at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation a few days after Sitting Bull’s death.
National Archives, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs