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Thunder Bear's Story of the Battle
A Yanktonai Sioux's account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Interview with Edward S. Curtis, circa 1907.

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THUNDER BEAR'S STORY

Yankton Sioux warrior Iron Bear in 1904[Sioux Reservation, 1907]

The Yanktonai were camping at Old Fort Peck in 1876. Four of us decided to visit Sitting Bull's camp on Pezhi sda wak-pa, Grease Grass river (Little Big Horn). So I, Medicine Cloud, Iron Bear, and Long Tree, with Medicine Cloud's wife, started in the first part of June. We struck Powder river below where Miles City is now and followed the trail leading southwest.

We had been in the big camp about twenty sleeps when one morning the women who had been gathering turnips came riding in all out of breath and reported that the soldiers were coming. The country, they said, looked as if filled with smoke, so much dust was there. There were four big circles of Sioux and one of Cheyennes in the camp.

The soldiers [of Reno's battalion] charged right up to the edge of the camp, dismounted, and began fighting. The horses became wild and we were still trying to catch them. Very few of us fell. But soon we gathered and charged. It was like a cloud of mosquitos. We rode right up to the soldiers' skirmish line. Indians and horses fell everywhere, some right among the soldiers. But more [Indians] were there and finally we made them run. Then right among them we rode, shooting them down as in a buffalo drive...


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