Frank Lock writes from Rosebud Agency that Col. Spencer has given him a place in the agency blacksmith shop at $10 per month. Frank has signed the Sioux Bill. Paul Eagle Star is working in the shop with him.

July 26, 1889 INDIAN HELPER


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A letter from Rosebud Agency, Dak.. brings the sad news of the death of Paul Eagle Star, who was killed in a fight with the soldiers.

January 16, 1891 INDIAN HELPER


PINE RIDGE AGENCY, So. DAK.
CAPT.R. H. PRATT, January 23rd. 1891.
DEAR SIR:-In this letter, I send you a picture of the battle that occured at Wounded Knee last month. I went to the battlefield, after it was over to pick up the bodies into a wagon to bring to the Agency-that is, the  wounded ones. I see in the HELPER that Mack Kutepi, Paul Eagle Star, and some other Carlisle students were killed in the fight. Whoever wrote that letter must have been scared at the time he wrote the letter. Mack Kutepi, Paul Eagle Star, and the others are here, none of them killed as the HELPER stated. That is I want to tell you.
Your Friend, MOSES CULBERTSON.

The photographs sent by Moses, were views of Wounded Knee Battlefield, taken shortly after the fight, the bodies of those killed still on the field.

            PINE RIDGE AGENCY, SO. DAK.
   CAPT. R. H. PRATT, January 24th 1891.
        CARLISLE, PA.,
   RESPECTED SIR: - It is with pleasure I write this letter to inform you of the excitement at this point. As far as I know there have been killed about two hundred Indians in all, and about forty or fifty wounded. There may be more, but I don't know of any more. In regard to the soldiers, I don't know how many were killed or wounded. The Police and Agency force were attacked by a few hostiles. In this attack three of the hostiles were killed and two wounded. A great many head of cattle were killed, houses ruined, and horses stolen by the hostiles. They have been giving in their arms for the last week or over. They have come to their right senses and have come in and made peace with the military, but how long they will remain so is hard to tell.
   Ota Chief Eagle, Charlie Bird, Alex Yellow Wolf, Moses Red Kettle, several returned pupils, and myself carried a rifle for two days. In last week's HELPER I read that Paul EagleStar, Mack Kutepi, Clayton Brave, were killed. Paul Eagle Star came here from Rosebud, but did not take part in the fight. He was one of the friendly ones. Clayton got wounded, and Mack is still living. Eleven of the returned Carlisle boys are working in Agency and one of the trader's stores. 
   The Rosebud Indians will probably be sent back to their Agency.
   I have told about all I know, so I will close. Hoping to hear from you again,
   I remain, as ever, your friend,
             GEORGE W. MEANS.

January 30, 1891 INDIAN HELPER



 
Carlisle Herald 1/16/91 
news of death of Paul Eagle Star.
   Nicholas Ruleau who went home recently and is employed at the Pine Ridge Agency Boarding School says, "John Rooks was working in a saw-mill and by accident ran his left hand to the saw so that the saw cut his hand off near to his wrist. Paul Eagle Star died in Europe while traveling with Buffalo Bill. A horse threw him off and broke his ankle so a Dr. cut his foot off and he died a few days after. I am getting along right well with my work."

November 13, 1891 INDIAN HELPER