Dakota - Spotted Tail and his daughter Ft Laramie
Spotted in Brooklyn Standard Union of July 24, 1876, I hope it helps someone.Spotted Tail has his good points.He loved his daughter and cherished her memory.She was the first born and the best beloved.She fell in love with a young officer at Fort Laramie, and died of a broken heart
eight years ago.Her influence over her father was so overmastering that he vowed on her deathbed that he would make peace with the whites, since it was her wish, and would never take up arms against them.When the treaty was made he asked to have the coffin containing her remains
brought into the council in order that her spirit might witness the fulfillment of the vow.All these years the old chief has yearned to have her grave near his wigwam, and his wish has recently been granted. The body was removed from Fort Laramie to Spotted Tail Agency, and
placed in a box under four posts, in accordance with the Indian custom. The burial service of the Episcopal Church was read, a sermon in the Dakota language was preached by the chaplain, and the box was lowered into a grave in the cemetery near the agency.