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    Mallaig High School
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RSE@Lochaber: A Lochaber McDonald in the Camp of Sitting Bull

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In 1876 they wiped out General George A Custer and his 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Now Chief Sitting Bull and his Sioux people have fled from the United States to Canada. A young man follows White Bird to Sitting Bull’s camp. This young man’s name is Duncan McDonald.

Descended from chiefs of the Nez Perce and from chiefs of one of Scotland’s most formidable clans, Duncan’s family – first as Lochaber Highlanders, then as Native Americans – have twice been victims of massacre and dispossession. This lecture told their story.

This event was part of the RSE@Lochaber programme.

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Professor Jim Hunter FRSE, Professor of History of the Highlands & Islands, University of Highlands and Islands