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Mounted Dakota Sioux Indian Police, Rosebud Agency, 1896

Mounted Dakota Sioux Indian Police, Rosebud Agency, 1896

Peter Thompson Good Boy was sent to the Government Hospital for the Insane (St. Elizabeths) even though he lived in South Dakota and should logically have been sent to the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians.  Except for his accusation that a neighbor had instigated his diagnosis and deportment, Good Boy displayed no signs of psychosis, exhibited exemplary behavior at St. Elizabeths, and had received an offer of employment. Continue reading

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