EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first installment in a two-part series, which concludes Friday.
One hundred and thirty-five years ago, Jossie Pearse, a young boy whose parents worked for the U.S. government at the Crow Agency on Rosebud Creek, died.
It was Good Friday, 1881.
The cause of his death is not known, but it could have been scarlet fever or measles.
His brokenhearted parents, Joseph and Henrietta Pearse, buried him on the reservation on Easter Day.