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Kill Eagle's Story of the Battle, #1
GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN
BISMARK, D. T., Sept. 23, 1876. A Standing Rock letter of the 20th gives the following, of intense interest, in relation to Custer's Battle. Kill Eagle, of whose surrender at this station, last Friday, you have already been informed, has given quite a lengthy account of Sitting Bull's forces the past season.
He commences with the date at which he left this agency, last spring, with twenty-six lodges, for the purpose of hunting buffalo and trading with hostile Indians. He speaks of having heard reports that troops were going out to punish the hostiles, but thought he would have time to do his hunting and trading and get out of the way before a battle occurred. They were obliged to hunt, as they were starving at the agency, and from his account they were very successful, killing twenty or thirty buffalo some days, and in one herd they killed all but two. He details the progress and incidents of each march.
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