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CRAZY HORSE ON THE POWDER RIVER
WHEN THEY had rested sufficiently from their recent adventure Crazy Horse and his band again started out, this time in unusually large numbers and on a buffalo foray. Following a chain of ridges that led them in the direction of the forks of the Powder River they came out upon that part of the country that begins to expand into a broad stretch of continuing prairie. Advance scouts were sent out to scan the surrounding territory for signs of a drove but instead of locating the object of their search, they discovered a column of troops emerging from a gap in some hillocks to the South. Hurrying back at a rousing pace they reported the news to the oncoming hunters. "Crazy Horse as usual" remarked one of my informants "received the news with no sign of emotion nor was he hasty in forming his conclustions as to our next move, but looking over the group as though to compute its strength he remarked `Toktukahunwo' --- how about it?" In reply to his query several braves suggested that they meet and engage the soldiers. Consenting to their plan of attack Crazy Horse led the way for the encounter. As he had on a previous occasion, Crazy Horse suddenly exhibited the most amazing bravery and riding out ahead of his advancing braves he killed two of the soldiers with his tomahawk before...
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