"A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the
deepest blue of the sky. I was hostile to the white man...we preferred hunting to a life of
idleness on our reservations. At times we did not get enough to eat and we were not allowed
to hunt. All we wanted was peace and to be left alone. Soldiers came and destroyed our
villages. Then Long Hair (Custer) came...They say we massacred him, but he would have
done the same to us. Our first impulse was to escape but we were so hemmed in we had to fight."
The Enemies of Incorporation