Northern Pacific, 1883


barryb2again <Barrybennetttoo@...>
 

In 1883 Chief Sitting Bull was invited as guest of honour to address a celebration of the completion of the Northern Pacific Railway.

Speaking in Sioux through a translator, his speech began: "I hate all white people. You are thieves and liars". The interpreter, taken by surprise, hastily improvised a string of flowery complements in English, with the result that the speech greeted with rapturous applause, much to Sitting Bull's amusement.

OT granted, but RR orientated and definitely steam era, and I, for one, find it very funny.

Barry Bennett
Coventry, England.