“I know a renegade Sioux who might be interested.”

Fort Dakota Banner ©J. BoardmanPreviously: City Marshal William “Willie” Taylor heard someone enter his office as he was doing the necessary paperwork, “Hello, I’m Tyrone Marshal Mathers, and am wondering if you’d hire me as a deputy.”

“Have you any experience?” Taylor asked (without his stutter—imagine that).

“Practical experience,” Mathers replied, “I managed a saloon back in Duluth, Minnesota.”

“Ah—you did your-own bouncing of troublemakers.”

“Yes,” Mathers replied, “It was a seedy place on the waterfront.”

“You’re hired!”

Captain Stanley Lincoln, racist by nature, had enough, “Saddle-up boys, we’re going to shake things up!”

“What do you have in mind?” Sergeant Samuels asked.

“We’re going to war with any non-white folks we find—particularly negroes.”

“Why now, sir?”

“Because I’ve had enough—that’s all you need to know.”

Sergeant Samuels was from Alabama and fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, “About time, sir.”

Season 17—Adventure 12—Fort Dakota—Episode 6… Scene 1… In the fort commander’s office… “We’ll need a scout, sir,” Sergeant Steven Samuels commented, “I know a renegade Sioux who might be interested.”

“I know a renegade Sioux who might be interested.” ©J. Boardman“I know a renegade Sioux who might be interested.”

“I hate to have any non-white—but you’re right, we need a scout.”

“I’ll go find him,” Samuels replied, “It may take a day or so; but I’ll find him.”

“We have too few troopers, Samuels,” Lincoln said, “Do you suppose you might find more than just one Sioux to join us?”

“Sure, I’ll ask Running Antelope when I see him.”

“Very-well Samuels,” Lincoln replied, “Get on the trail as soon as possible.”

Episode 6… Scene 2… Inside the City Marshal’s Office… Boomer & Joey delivered their prisoners to “Willie” Taylor, “They’re all yours, Marshal.”

Boomer & Joey delivered their prisoners ©J. Boardman“They’re all yours, Marshal.”

“Thank you, I think,” Taylor replied, “Who are you fellows?”

“We’re bounty-hunters,” Boomer replied, “We saw a poster claiming these fellows were wanted.”

“I haven’t posted any yet.”

“The poster was in Minnesota,” Joey improvised—quickly, “In Moosehead County.”­

Episode 6… Scene 3… Wyoming Plains west of the Black Hills… Sgt. Steven Samuels met with Running Antelope.

“It is good to see you.”

“I know a renegade Sioux who might be interested.” ©J. Boardman“It is good to see you.”

“And to see you Running Antelope,” Samuels replied, “I must ask for your help my old friend.”

“How may I help?”

“Captain Lincoln requires scouts to find black and native Ojibwe soldiers, so we may engage and eliminate them from the Deadwood area,” Samuels replied, “And Sioux warriors to add to our small number of troopers.”

“Ojibwe here in our land?” he asked, “This cannot stand—we will help you.”

“And with the Black soldiers?”

“Yes.”

Our story will be Continued…

About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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2 Responses to “I know a renegade Sioux who might be interested.”

  1. Chris Shouse says:

    Wow, way to pit one tribe against another!!!

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