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EPISODE 18 The War for the Black Hills (Part 3): Last Stand

EPISODE 18 The War for the Black Hills (Part 3): Last Stand

"It made my heart bad. After that, I killed my enemies with the hatchet.”— Lakota leader Gall, upon finding out his family had been killed“If we’ve got to die, let’s die here like men."— Lieutenant Luther Hare"We were terribly alone on that dangerous hilltop. We were a million miles from nowhere. And death was all around us.”— Charles Windolph“Only Earth and the Heavens last long, Uncle. If we four can stop the soldiers from taking our camp, our lives will matter little.”— Bobtail Horse “Hokahey, brother! This life will not last forever”— White Bull addressing Crazy Horse“I am a Fox. I am supposed to die. If there is anything difficult, If there is anything dangerous, It is mine to do.”— Kit Fox warrior society songTo the Lakota people, the Black Hills of South Dakota were—and still are—‘the heart of everything that is.’ To the United States, they were a goldmine, and Manifest Destiny’