I'm into Chapter 2, editing and adding new details to performer bios for the second edition of The Tattooed Lady and I come across this from the section on Nora Hildebrandt:
"In 1878, her father, a tattoo artist, sent for her from Salt Lake City so they could travel together in the Wild West. They were attacked by the Lakota (Sioux), and Sitting Bull forced her father to tattoo her for a year before he decided he couldn’t torture his daughter any longer and broke his needles. Her father was killed for this, but Nora was rescued by the famous cavalryman General George Crook."
General George Crook.
Dots connected, worlds collide... several weeks ago at work I was processing the Rufus and Charles King collection (digital collection: http://content-dm.carrollu.edu/cdm/landingpage
/collection/King; full collection finding aid: http://digitalcollections.carrollu.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/find/id/113, which is what I was working on.) Charles King was a miliarty guy in the American West, post Civil War, and later the author of a number of western-military themed dime novels, including, Campaigning with Crook, about the actions of General George Crook.
Crook was famous enough to make into not only Charles King's novel, but Nora Hildebrandt's pamphlet as her rescuer.