Abigail, the youngest daughter who is to figure so largely in the story of the Spirit Lake Massacre, was born in 1843.
“I used to shoot ducks for the market at Spirit Lake,” said Pete.
Inkpaduta's massacre at Spirit Lake was still remembered and unavenged.
The country between the fort and Spirit Lake was uninhabited, and the distance from eighty to one hundred miles.
His father and family had been massacred at Spirit Lake by the hands of Indians, who carried away his sister, a child of eleven.
This band had planted in the neighborhood of Spirit Lake prior to 1857, and ranged the country from there to the Missouri.
The shores of the Okoboji lakes are in the main well wooded, while those of Spirit Lake have only occasional clumps of trees.
The Indian we killed turned out to be the eldest son of Ink-pa-du-ta, who was one of the head devils in the Spirit Lake massacre.
The way to Mifflin had led them down the river and the way to Spirit Lake took them back through a rich farming country.
As a consequence of this Spirit Lake trouble, we lived in a state of excitement all the summer.