A Solemn Promise Made On The Little Powder

Series: Red Shale Reflections | Story 26

October 19, 2023

Purported photo of Mnne-Aukwin's grave as it existed at Fort Laramie in 1880, fourteen years after the funeral. The body was removed around 1876 by Spotted Tail and taken to Rosebud Agency. Photograph by Joseph E. Stimson, courtesy of the Wyoming State Archives.

By Shane Dunning


Where it happened was (reportedly) at the mouth of the Little Powder River just Northeast of Broadus. Why it happened is disputed. When it happened was late February of 1866. The teenage daughter of Spotte...

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