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Chief White Bull. Sioux, born 1849, cousin of Sitting Bull. thought to have killed Custer

Chief White Bull. Sioux, born 1849, cousin of Sitting Bull

Little Big Man was at Battle of Little Bighorn , was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. on June 25 and 26, 1876 Crazy Horse and Chief Gall,Sitting Bull (Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake)Custer was killed, as were two of his brothers, a nephew, and a brother-in-law.

Little Big Man

Rain In The Face. At the Battle of Little Big Horn, he was alleged to have cut the heart out of Thomas Custer. According to legend, he was fulfilling a vow of vengeance. He thought Captain Tom Custer had unjustly imprisoned him in 1874 for the murder of Dr. John Honsinger. Some accounts claim that he had personally killed George Custer as well, but a number of similar claims have been attributed to other warriors. Late in his life, he denied killing George Custer or mutilating Tom Custer.

Rain In The Face. At the Battle of Little Big Horn, he was alleged to have cut the heart out of Thomas Custer. According to legend, he was fulfilling a vow of vengeance. He thought Captain Tom Custer had unjustly imprisoned him in 1874 for the murder of Dr. John Honsinger. Some accounts claim that he had personally killed George Custer as well, but a number of similar claims have been attributed to other warriors. Late in his life, he denied killing George Custer or mutilating Tom Custer.

Former United States Army Crow Scouts at the Little Bighorn Battlefield. From left to right; White Man Runs Him, Hairy Moccasin, Curly and Goes Ahead, circa 1913. Goes Ahead (1851 - May 31, 1919) was a Crow scout for George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry during the 1876 campaign against the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne. He was a survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and his accounts of the battle are valued by modern historians.

Writs: L & C Slept Here [Walter Fleming]

Former United States Army Crow Scouts at the Little Bighorn Battlefield. From left to right; White Man Runs Him, Hairy Moccasin, Curly and Goes Ahead, circa 1913. Goes Ahead (1851 - May 31, 1919) was a Crow scout for George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry during the 1876 campaign against the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne. He was a survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and his accounts of the battle are valued by modern historians.

Major General George Armstrong Custer

Amazing full-color Civil War photos bring the era's characters to life

Two colorists have combined their skills with photographs and fascination for the American Civil War to create a remarkable series of color photographs from the era.

Hairy Moccasin (also known as Esh-sup-pee-me-shish) was a Crow scout for George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry during the 1876 campaign against the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne. He was a survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. After scouting the encampment on the banks of the Little Big Horn River, they reported to Custer. After Custer refused their advice to wait for reinforcements, Hairy Moccasin was dismissed by Custer about an hour before the last stand. Circa 1908.

Hairy Moccasin (also known as Esh-sup-pee-me-shish) was a Crow scout for George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry during the 1876 campaign against the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne. He was a survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. After scouting the encampment on the banks of the Little Big Horn River, they reported to Custer. After Custer refused their advice to wait for reinforcements, Hairy Moccasin was dismissed by Custer about an hour before the last stand. Circa 1908.

Elizabeth Bacon Custer (1842-1933), wife of George Armstrong Custer for 12 years and his widow for 57 years. After Custer's disastrous confrontation with the Sioux and Cheyenne at the Little Big Horn on June 25,1876, Libbie Custer set out to rehabilitate his image. She made a good living from her books and lectures about her late husband, and died at the age of slmost 91, leaving a $100,000 estate.

Elizabeth Bacon Custer

Elizabeth Bacon

Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of George Armstrong Custer. Pictured here is White Man Runs Him, a Crow Indian who served as a scout for Custer in the events leading up to the legendary battle that unfolded this day, June 25th, 1876.

Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of George Armstrong Custer. Pictured here is White Man Runs Him, a Crow Indian who served as a scout for Custer in the events leading up to the legendary battle that unfolded this day, June 25th, 1876.

Pvt. John Martin, who carried Gen. George A. Custer's last order

George W. Glenn's Story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn #2

Source materials for "Conversations with Crazy Horse" by Bruce Brown