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Mary Schwandt recalls an attack during her captivity

"…[We] went on to the house of Wacouta, a chief of the Wapekute tribe, about a half a mile from the Agency…. It was about eight o’clock when we arrived at Wacouta’s house, and the buildings were still burning at the Agency when we got there…. I had been there about a half an hour when the Indians came, whom Mrs. De Camp supposed to be friendly, as he was a farmer Indian, and, fearing others would come and abuse us, she asked him to stay. After awhile a number more came, and, after annoying me with their loathsome attentions for a long time, one of them laid his hand forcibly upon me, when I screamed, and one of the fiends struck me on my mouth with his hand, causing the blood to flow very freely. They then took me out by force, to an unoccupied tepee, near the house, and perpetrated the most horrible and nameless outrages upon my person. These outrages were repeated, at different times during my captivity."


Source:
Charles Bryant, and Abel B. Murch. A History of the Great Massacre by the Sioux Indians in Minnesota: Including the Personal Narratives of Many Who Escaped. Chicago: O.C. Gibbs (1864), 335-342.


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