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Hollow Horn Bear's Story of the Battle
HOLLOW HORN BEAR'S ACCOUNT
Q. Name and age and to what tribe did you belong?
A. Hollow Horn Bear (Mato Heli Dogeca), 59 years. Brule.
Q. Were you a hostile, or an agency Indian, and where had you spent the winter?
A. Agency [Indian]. At Spotted Tail Agency, on Beaver Creek .
Q. What chief were you fighting under, and where did your tribe or band join Sitting Bull.
A. Buffalo Horse. Hollow Horn Bear had some horses that had either strayed or were stolen. He, in company with about 20 Two Kettle Indians, was out looking for these horses. While at Heart Creek, a branch of the Yellowstone, he first saw soldiers. This was in the latter part of May or the 1st of June. The Soldiers were headed westward. He states that he was informed that this was Custer's outfit. This bunch followed the soldiers for two days and then cut across to the Greasy Grass and joined Sitting Bull...
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