27. Churchill never names William Fulkerson in his published versions, probably because Churchill's only primary source is Chardon, which does not refer to Fulkerson by name, but instead refers to him as the "Agent for the Mandans" in his entry for June 20, 1837 (Chardon, 1970, p. 118). More recently, Churchill's (2005b) defense of his initial fabrication appears to be indicting said agent as part of the genocidal conspiracy.

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