Cartoon History: Set 3

Set 1: Trials and Execution
Set 2: First Violence

Cartoon Set 3: Last Battle & Surrender


They unexpectedly  met the Indians waiting in ambush.  The braves had no choice but to open fire -- and the famous battle of Wood Lake was on.   

The Third regiment, alerted by the gunfire, rushed to the rescue.  Under Major Abraham Welch they quickly routed one Indian force.  But they were forced to fight their way back to camp as more Indians poured in. 

The Indians then charged Sibley's camp.  But the soldiers were fighting from a fortified position, were better equipped and greatly outnumbered the Sioux. 

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