cc nolen wrote:Reminder; There were other tribes coming in each day. I would think any number would be an estimate. I dont think there has been such a unity of the different Tribes before Custer's Last Stand or After?
cc nolen wrote:I also read that Crazy Horse was so smart, and because of the heat, he had some of his men stay back, and keep replacement horses fresh and ready. Custer's men were in such confusion, they lost their horses, or were forced to shoot them so to hide behind.
Just a rough day for the 7th.
When CPT William Fetterman responded with a force of 81 troopers, Crazy Horse and about ten warriors dismounted and taunted Fetterman, sucking the troopers farther in where they ran into Crazy Horse's main force. Fetterman and his men were annihilated.
warren wrote:Let's not forget the fighting ability of some of other Indians there that day, i.e. Gall, Low Dog, Crow King, Rain in the Face, White Man Runs Him, etc.
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