I've no idea which catagory to place this in, but its in the form of a question. I have just seen Amazon advertising a book under the title, " From Wounded Knee to the gallows, the hanging of two sticks."
Now I have to confess that I mis-read the mans name as Two Strikes at first, however I haven't heard of a man named Two Sticks, does anyone know anything about him?
Shan, the book is worth reading. I think it´s excellent. Two Sticks was known under this name later in life, when he only could walk on crutches. His previous name was Red Elk. He was a Sicangu (Brule) of Two Strike´s band.
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Post by Californian on Nov 26, 2020 14:56:54 GMT -5
adding to an older thread ... today an original albumen print of Gall by D. F. Barry came up for sale at EBAY, asking price is $ 1450 - superb quality print and although the photograph is well-known and has been reproduced many times, to come across an actual original is very rare.
Post by Californian on Dec 5, 2020 23:35:23 GMT -5
the author of Gall's only full book-length biography: Gall - Lakota War Chief by Robert W. Larson
Robert Walter Larson
1927 - 2020
Greely Tribune 20th May 2020
On May 18, 2020, Robert Walter Larson passed away. He was born in Denver in 1927 to Walter and Helen Larson. He was schooled in Denver until he joined the Navy during World War II. After the war, he went to the University of Denver, where he received his BA and MA degrees. He taught in the Denver Public Schools before earning his doctorate from the University of New Mexico in 1961. While in New Mexico, he met Carole Lang, his first wife and the mother of his two children. He retired as professor emeritus after teaching 30 years at UNC in Greeley. He was an acclaimed author of 7 books, all pertaining to history and biographies of the American southwest. He earned numerous awards during his career including being named the Distinguished Scholar of the year in 1977. He was also a Fulbright Scholar and a Phi Beta Kappa. He was active in the East High School alum association and the Beta Theta PI fraternity alums. He was a prominent member of the Denver Posse of the Westerner. In 1987, Bob married Peggy Logan and their marriage was blissful and everlasting. During retirement, he continued writing and he and Peggy traveled all over the world. He was a beloved family man and had many long-lasting friendships, even those from childhood. Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Carole Larson; and parents Walter and Helen Larson. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; sister, Sally Cumine; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Leona Larson; daughter and son-in law, Helen and Albion Carlson; five grandchildren, Alex and Andrew Larson, Leif, Hannah and Tess Carlson; three great-grandchildren; four stepchildren; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family request that any donation should go to the Red Cloud Indian School at 100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge, S.D. 57770 or the University of Northern Colorado Foundation in Robert W. Larson's name at Campus Box 20, UNC, Greeley, Colo. 80639.
Because Bob died from the effects of Covid-19 there was a small private family gathering at his burial on May 28, 2020.
By the way -- I'd like to take this opportunity to remind you that we have excellent pages of information about many of the people discussed on these boards. Gall's page can be found at american-tribes.com/Lakota/BIO/Gall.htm.
Post by Californian on Dec 30, 2020 23:56:05 GMT -5
reading up on various printed sources, some dating back to the time when Gall was still alive, I cannot find any corroboration of his alleged family relationship to Inkpaduta of the Wahpekute band of the Dakotas. Given the high profile of Inkpaduta as a prominent participant of the Indian Wars of the 1860's and 1870's and also Gall's fame as a war chief information on such a connection would surely have made it into the printed media.