View at Birch Coollie [i.e. Birch Coulee], 3 Months After the Battle

A soldier is seated before a pile of decaying dead horses.

ID Number: AV1981.324.7

Negative Number: 63132

This sketch of the battlefield at Birch Coulee shows remains similar to those found by Heard and other soldiers. How do you think scenes like this affected U.S. soldiers?

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View at Birch Coollie [i.e. Birch Coulee], 3 Months After the Battle
Memories of War U.S. Military Non-Combatants Dakota "Peace Party" Dakota Soldiers