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"I can't believe they'd do that to people"


August 12, 2019

India and Gus the Wonder Pug waited in my old Mustang convertible while I surveyed my hat rack, trying to decide which one I would take on our pilgrimage. I finally grabbed my Baltimore Orioles cap.

The sun was high when we stopped at the Sitting Bull and Sakakawea monuments near Mobridge. We stood a while at an obelisk marking Sakakawea's time on this earth, a legend at 19, dead in 1812 at 25 of a fever during childbirth, about 25 miles from that spot.

India and Gus trotted out ahead of me to the chief's grave on a bluff, overlooking the Missouri far below.

Sitting Bull was 59 when he died...

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