Excerpt from Page 38 – “Father”

Published August 29, 2016

Rustler on the Rosebud: The Legend of Jack Sully | J. G. Swedlund

Excerpt from Page 38 – “Father”:

In 1861, the Great Sioux Uprising frightened away many settlers from
southern Minnesota. Promise dampened by threatening problems with
the Sioux hardened his resolve to leave, to take his son to safety. His trap
lines were robbed and sometimes ruined, he carried a musket to his fields
to plow. For two years and more, danger lay in the tree lines, the creeks and
rivers where he worked his trade. Claude Sully lost patience with the Minnesota
end of the trapping industry, running trap lines, constant skinning
and stretching hides, in summer the hard work of farming; the quicker
way to wealth lay in the cities. The ember that glowed in his breast, the
dream of building an American chateaux, slowly lost its heat, doused to a
cinder by his wife’s passing. The safety of a city beckoned.