Benito calls off the attack on Sissiton in favor of focusing on wonder-iffic Wahpekute. And, what do you know, he's making inroads... catapults and archers in the right place. Defense is only scrub warriors at this point but pikemen are arriving on the scene. It looks unlikely but... probably not unthinkable?
Here again we see the tissue-thin military of Texas ... They have a ways to go before their batteries are recharged.
In the wings: Sparta draws another denounce, one that kinda sorta matters. (not militarily, but Haile is sort of a bellwether AI. If he's pissed at you and its not about contested borders, everyone else is, too.) Oh god is it going to be fun seeing Sparta's no-walls cities get carved up some day.