Black Elk stated that the Soldiers murdered the men, women, and children that were just trying to get away. He saw piles of people murdered, murdered in heaps as they huddle together. He watch as a baby tried to nurse from its dead mother. He speaks of the crooked gulch as a long grave of butchered men, women, and children. These atrocities weighed heavy on Black Elk, enough that he wished that he had dead.President Harrison speaks of the Sioux Indians as warrior society that was excited by the chiefs, and the coming of a Indian messiah that would give them to power to defeat the enemy. He goes on to say that it is only a matter of time before the Indians overtake the nearby white settlers. With the supposed impedingdanger President Harrison empowers General Miles with the ability to use whatever force is necessary to subdue the treat.