Title: Generals Gather to Enact Battle of Wounded Knee

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Greatest Moving Picture Pageant Ever Witnessed About To Be Staged.


Indians Erect Scores of Tepees That Will Be Distroyed [sic] in Fight.

Pine Ridge, S. D., Oct. 9 — The principals in the greatest historical motion pictures ever taken have arrived to sit around the camp fire tonight near the battlefield of Wounded Knee. There will gather Lieut.-Gen. Nelson A. Miles, Maj.-Gen. Jesse M. Lee, Col. W. F. Cody ("Buffalo Bill"), Maj.-Gen. Charles A. King, Brig.-Gen. Marion P. Maus, Brig.-Gen. Frank D. Baldwin, Maj. John M. Burke, Col. H. J. Sickels and Mike Russell, pioneer of Deadwood, who have come together for the first time in more than twenty years.

Generals Lee, King and Maus arrived in Rushville, Neb., at 6:30 o'clock this morning from Rushville. They were brought to Pine Ridge in motor cars and sent to the camp at Wounded Knee, and while the generals were traveling from Rushville the soldiers of the Twelfth cavalry were making their last march from Pine Ridge, where they camped yesterday, to the Wounded Knee camp, where they will receive the instructions and the uniforms necessary to their taking part in the historically correct motion picture battles, which are to ollow [sic].

The soldiers will not be the only ones who will be busy. A great village of tepees is being built by the sqaws [sic] and painted by the braves, all to be destroyed, for the village must be burned in one of the battles. The wagon train is growing wagon by wagon, that it may be burned also in strict accordance with history.

Hundreds of costumes are being gone over and the whole camp is one great scene of seething activity from morning till night. For the first time since the signing of the peace treaty between Indians and whites soldiers and Indians gathered together yesterday on the Pine Ridge.

The gathering was primarily for the taking of the motion pictures of the life of Buffalo Bill, secondarily it was for the flag raising in honor of the monument to the American Indian in New York, erected through the efforts of Colonel Cody and John Wanamaker. There were elaborate ceremonies consisting of the flag raising and the swearing of allegiance to it by the Indians. The Indian was given a flag to be known as their own. A peace message from President Wilson, Secretary Lane and others were sounded from a photograph of Colonel Cody. General Baldwin, Major Burke and Major James McLaughlin were present.