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Little Knife's Story of the Battle
A Hunkpapa Sioux's account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

From the Billings Gazette, 1926.

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LITTLE KNIFE'S ACCOUNT

Sioux youth Pretty Rock[Woody Mountain, Canada] [Summer, 1879]

The memory of the [Custer] battle was still fresh in the minds of the Indians who took part in it. The story told in the summer of 1879 in the camp of the Uncapapas in the Wood Mountain region of southern Canada, and assented to by three or four warriors who corroborated each other, is to the effect that General Custer was killed by a lad of 15 years of age. [Note: actually Custer was probably killed before this by White Cow Bull at the river; see Who Killed Custer -- The Eye-Witness Answer for more info.]

The General was cheering his men and firing his pistol in the air -- the cavalry signal to charge -- it was stated. From the start he was in advance of his command. When he fell he was between the Indians on horseback and his own flying squadron. While trying to restore some order in his broken ranks, a stray shot killed a young buck not far from General Custer's position. The dead warrior's brother, an Indian lad 15 years of age, seized his brother's gun and shot Custer dead, according to the Wood Mountain recital.

The boy was still in the camp in the Wood Mountain country and he carried a coup stick in which there was...


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