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Sitting Bull surrenders.... The James Gang & the Rock Island Railroad robbery...



Item # 639596

July 22, 1881

CLEVELAND WEEKLY HERALD, Ohio, July 22, 1881 

* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang
* Rock Island railroad train robbery
* Chief Sitting Bull surrenders
* Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux


The front page has: "Sitting Bull & His People Surrender to Maj. Brotherton" "Arms & Ponies Turned Over to the Government--Details".
A great page 3 report is headed: "HANDS UP" "The Daring Robbery on the Rock Island Road" "By a Thoroughly Organized Gang of Desperadoes" "Thought by Some to be Old Hands at the Business" "The Conductor & One Passenger Killed" "Large Amount of Money Obtained--Full Particulars of the Affair". This is one of the more famous railroad robberies from the Old West, and as mentioned in the text: "...The robbers were six in number and supposed to be under the leadership of Jesse James...", with much more on the details on the Rock Island Railroad robbery (search Wikipedia for additional information).
Eight pages, very nice condition.

Category: The Old West

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