100 Voices from the Little Bighorn by Bruce Brown Deluxe CD-ROM Bundle Edition

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Brave Wolf's Story of the Battle
A Northern Cheyenne's account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

From an interview with George Bird Grinnell in 1895.


Cheyenne warrior Brave WolfI WAS in the Cheyenne camp and when Reno made his charge I went with the rest to meet him. We fought there. I saw the soldiers all go down the timber, they fought there for a little while and then they all ran out of the timber. I could never understand why they left it, if they had stayed there, they would have been all right, but they ran out of the timber and across the river and up the hill. The citizen packers and the pack mules were on the hill before Reno got there, then we heard the shooting below, and all rushed down the river. When I got to the Cheyenne camp, the fighting had been going on for some time. The soldiers (Custer's), were right down close to the stream, but none were on this [west] side. Just as I got there, the soldiers began to retreat up the narrow gulch. They were all drawn up in line of battle, shooting well and fighting hard, but there were so many people around them, that they could not help being killed. They still held their line of battle and kept fighting and falling from their horses; fighting and falling all the way up, nearly to where the monument now stands. I think all their horses had been killed before they got quite to the top of the hill. None got there on horseback, and only a few on foot. A part of those who had reached the top of the hill, went on over and tried to go to the stream, but they killed them all going down the hill, before any of them got to the creek. It was hard fighting, very hard all the time. I have been in many hard fights, but I never saw such brave men.

The Fighting Cheyennes by George Bird Grinnell, University of Oklahoma Press 1956, p 352 - 353

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