Excerpt from Page 63 – “Back at Whetstone”

Published September 16, 2016

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

Excerpt from Page 63 – “Back at Whetstone”:

He elected to stay at Whetstone Agency, wandering east over the Missouri
when need accrued for more civilization; when his waddie pay
ran out, soon enough in the White Swan road ranch, he took ax and crosscut
to the bountiful timber on the Missouri River islands. The work was
hard and the paddle wheelers up the river were intermittent, but the wood
was free but for labor. For added cash, he turned to teamstering Agency
freight from Whetstone Landing to the reservations west. The US Cavalry’s
job mainly consisted of buffering a growing number of east river
homesteaders from the numerous small bands of Teton Sioux, encouraging
them to settle into reservations.