Excerpt from Dakota War Whoop, or Indian Massacres and War in Minnesota of 1862-'3
Alas! The visions of the night troubled me, despite my unbelief. To fancy's ear came the ifearful wail and the groans of the dying, and to fancy's eye came only one blood-blinding scene - the dead, in tall prairie grass, or at their own hearth-stones; and above the shrieks and groans Of their victims rose the terrible war whoop Of the government-pampered Dakotas, furious from a taste Of blood, and panting for more.
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