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Gall's Story of the Battle, #1
THE STORY OF WAR CHIEF GALL OF THE UNCPAPAS
OBSERVANCE OF THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN
CHIEF GALL, WHO COMMANDED THE HOSTILES, DESCRIBES THE TERRIFIC SLAUGHTER
The Soldiers Killed While Fighting in Line Against a Vastly Superior Force
CUSTER BATTLE-FIELD, Montana, June 25. [Special.] The tenth anniversary of the dark and bloody tragedy, which will be a gloomy page in American history, was today appropriately celebrated by a few of the survivors of that dreadful June day. Early in the day the great Sioux Chief Gall went over the entire field and described in an intelligent and straightforward manner the exact place in which Custer's command was destroyed. Curley, the Crow scout, who was in reality the only survivor of all who marched into the valley of the Little Bighorn with Custer, was also present, but Gall turned his back on Curley and said: "He ran away too soon in the fight." Gall is a powerful, fine-looking specimen of the red race, 46 years old, and weighs over two hundred pounds. He first appeared reticent, and was inclined to act sullen, but when he stood on the spot which formed the last sight of Custer on earth his dark eyes lightened with fire, he became earnestly communicative, and he told all he knew...
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