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Tall Bull's Story of the Battle
ALL THE TROOPS came down Reno Creek till they reached a small stream running in from the north; there Custer left and went around to the east. Reno went on, down to Little Sheep Creek [Little Big Horn River], crossed and charged into the upper Sioux village. The people all ran out and the troops set the village on fire.
All the lower village people heard this and rushed up to where the soldiers were. Back of the village that was fired, was a high hill, and the Indians all ran up on it and then charged down on the soldiers, who retreated into the timber. They did not stop there, but ran right through it and out on the other side. I was present there and tried to cross the river. As the troops were crossing the river, the Indians kept killing them right along. When the soldiers had all crossed the stream, news came to the Indians from down the creek, that more soldiers were coming, and all turned back. They did not persue [sic] the soldiers after they had crossed. All rushed back on the west side of the camp, down to a small dry run that comes in from the east, and there, down close to the river...
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