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Andy van der Meyde's current run of bad luck is cheering me up no end. I feel sorry for him, but he's making me feel better about my shambles of a life. Brilliant.
Andrew J. Myrick was a trader who operated a store in southwest Minnesota near the Minnesota River in the later years of his life.
Myrick worked at the Lower Sioux Agency to the southeast. When another group of Indians appeared at the Lower Sioux stores on August 15, Indian Agent Thomas Galbraith wouldn't let them take any food since they didn't have any money. Payments to the Indians had not been made, partly due to delays caused by the American Civil War. When the tribesmen appealed to Myrick to allow them to take food on credit, he said, "So far as I am concerned, if they are hungry, let them eat grass or their own dung."
His comment is considered an inciting factor in the Sioux Uprising that began shortly thereafter.
In the summer of 1862, eastern bands of Sioux Native Americans were living in a reservation along the southern bank of the Minnesota River. Two agencies were established to distribute food and other supplies to the Indians. In a meeting at the Upper Sioux Agency on August 4, the local agent for the Bureau of Indian Affairs directed food to be released in order to alleviate hunger among a community that was dealing with food shortages. Within days, the Sioux Uprising began, leading to hundreds of deaths across southwest Minnesota. Myrick was killed on the second day of fighting as Dakota warriors took revenge at the agency settlement. When his body was found days later, it was discovered that grass had been stuffed in his mouth.
did they steal his dog as well?
Dunno. I just like that story.
He should of moved to Spain.
...where the only people who get date raped, robbed and fined are the English.