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Die Regierung in Washington verbürgte den Indianern ein eigenes unantastbares Territorium westlich des Missouri.
Jagende Cheyennes im Norden unterschieden sich sehr von Ackerbau treibenden Pueblos im Süden. Überdies waren die einzelnen Stämme heftig verfeindet.
So hatte es im amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg indianische Kontingente auf beiden Seiten gegeben. Gemeinsam war den Indianern die wirtschaftliche und waffentechnische Unterlegenheit.
Viele Krieger kämpften noch mit Lanze, Steinbeil oder Pfeil und Bogen. Auch ihr Kampfstil war altertümlich. In den zahllosen Stammesfehden ging es weniger darum, den Gegner aus der Ferne zu töten das hielt man für feige und unwürdig , als vielmehr darum, einem Feind im Nahkampf möglichst viele Hiebe, sogenannte Coups, beizufügen.
Es dauerte lange, bis die Indianer begriffen, dass diese Angriffsmethode gegen Feuerwaffen meist tödlich endete. Als in den Black Hills, mitten im Indianerterritorium zwischen Süddakota und Wyoming, Gold gefunden wurde, drangen immer mehr Glücksritter ins Land ein und verletzten den Vertrag von Laramie.
Die Prärieindianer wehrten sich gegen diese Eindringlinge, auch weil ihnen die Black Hills heilig waren. Sie massakrierten Männer, Frauen und Kinder; die Unsitte des Skalpierens nahm überhand.
Ihr Wortführer war ein Mann vom Hunkpapa-Stamm der westlichen Dakotas: Tatanka Yotanka Deutsch: Sitzender Büffelstier besser bekannt unter seinem englischen Namen Sitting Bull.
Sie töteten oder verwundeten einige Verteidiger mit gezielten Schüssen aus der Entfernung. Reno und Benteen organisierten im Zentrum ihrer Stellung ein Verwundetennest , das mit unterschiedlichem Material und mit Pferdekadavern geschützt wurde.
Einzelne Freiwillige der in der Nähe des Flusses etwa Meter liegenden Kompanien H und M versorgten in der Nacht vom Juni die Verwundeten, aber auch andere, mit Wasser aus dem Fluss.
Am späten Nachmittag des Juni zogen immer mehr Indianer nach Süden ab und zerstreuten sich in kleinere Gruppen.
In der Nacht auf den Juni erweiterten Reno und Benteen ihre Stellung näher an den Fluss. Am nächsten Morgen trafen dann, aus dem Norden kommend, die Einheiten Terrys und Gibbons ein, auf die Custer eigentlich hätte warten sollen.
Die Kavalleristen führten einschüssige Karabiner vom Typ Springfield Modell Trapdoor , die nach jedem Schuss abgesetzt werden mussten, damit von Hand eine neue Patrone ins Patronenlager eingeführt werden konnte, und die bei intensivem Gebrauch häufig Ladehemmungen hatten.
Ein nicht zu unterschätzender Vorteil dieser Karabiner waren jedoch ihre Reichweite und die Durchschlagskraft der Projektile. Als Zweitwaffen führten die Soldaten sechsschüssige Colt-Revolver.
Säbel waren nicht vorhanden, weil Custer befürchtet hatte, das metallische Klappern beim Reiten könnte die Indianer warnen. Custer und andere Offiziere hatten neben dem Colt auch individuelle Waffen.
Moderne Repetiergewehre waren jedoch nicht vorhanden. Ein Vorteil für die angreifenden Indianer bestand darin, dass ein Teil von ihnen, man nimmt an etwa Krieger, mit mehrschüssigen Repetiergewehren der Hersteller Spencer , Henry und Winchester bewaffnet waren.
Diese Waffen waren für eine viel schnellere Schussfolge ausgelegt als die Karabiner der Kavallerie, waren aber eher für mittlere Entfernungen geeignet.
Dazu kamen verschiedene einschüssige Hinterlader, Vorderladergewehre und einige Perkussionsrevolver. Etwa die Hälfte der Indianer war mit Pfeil und Bogen bewaffnet.
Diese erlaubten den berittenen Indianern bis auf mittlere Distanz eine hohe Treffsicherheit und eine sehr hohe Schussfolge.
Das 7. US-Kavallerie-Regiment verlor während der Kämpfe am Juni am Little Bighorn 14 Offiziere, einen Assistenzarzt, Soldaten, fünf Zivilisten und drei Indianer-Kundschafter.
Die Gefallenen wurden von den Truppen Terrys, Gibbons und von Überlebenden beerdigt. Die Schwerverwundeten wurden auf von Maultieren getragenen improvisierten Tragbahren zum in der Nähe ankernden Versorgungsschiff Far West gebracht.
Alle Verwundeten wurden auf dem Schiff in Rekordzeit ins Lazarett im Fort Abraham Lincoln gebracht. Als gesichert gilt, dass auf dem Schlachtfeld erheblich weniger Indianer gefallen waren als US-Soldaten; wie viele Indianer allerdings später ihren Verwundungen erlagen, ist unbekannt.
Über die indianischen Verluste existiert insgesamt kein Konsens. Angaben über getötete Krieger gehen von lediglich 36 Kriegern bis zu Kriegern. Vielfach werden die niedrigsten indianischen Verlustangaben aufgegriffen und etwa 40 tote und etwa 80 verwundete Krieger angenommen.
Hinzu kommen etwa zehn Frauen und Kinder, die bei Renos Angriff erschossen wurden. Obwohl die indianischen Verluste im Vergleich zu den Verlusten der Armee somit auffallend niedrig wären, stellen auch diese für die Verhältnisse der Plains-Indianer, deren Völker nur wenige Tausend Menschen zählten, ernste Verluste dar, die sie im Gegensatz zu den Streitkräften der USA nicht ersetzen konnten.
Custer kam bei der Schlacht ebenso ums Leben wie zwei seiner Brüder, sein Neffe und ein Schwager. Angeblich überlebte von Custers eigener Kompanie nur Comanche, das Pferd von Captain Miles W.
Mehr noch als der Tod so vieler Soldaten liegt jedoch ein schlimmer Verdacht wie ein dunkler Schatten über der Erinnerung an diese Schlacht.
Die Anthropologin Genevieve Mielke von der University of Montana hat nun für ihre Masterarbeit die in den er und er Jahren gefundenen Knochen der Toten sowie Augenzeugenberichte studiert, um die Wahrheit herauszufinden.
Wie lässt sich nun nach mehr als Jahren noch herausfinden, ob jemand Suizid beging oder von Feinden getötet wurde? Zumal die Waffen, die beide Seiten benutzten, die gleichen waren: Die amerikanischen Ureinwohner schossen nicht nur mit Gewehren, die sie bereits in zurückliegenden Gefechten von US-Soldaten erbeutet hatten, sondern sammelten auch im Laufe der Schlacht von Little Bighorn die herumliegenden Waffen ihrer toten Feinde ein und nutzten sie.
Projektile lassen sich mit modernen forensischen Methoden zwar einzelnen Waffen zuordnen, nur wessen Hand tatsächlich am Abzug lag, kann niemand mehr sagen.
Auf dem diesjährigen Jahrestreffen der Society for American Archaeology präsentierte Mielke ihre Untersuchungskriterien. Zunächst einmal ist die wahrscheinlichste Art des Suizids ein Schuss mit einer Kugel in den Kopf.
Auf dem Schlachtfeld ist dies die schnellste und sicherste Art, seinem Leben ein Ende zu setzen. Entscheidend ist jedoch auch das Kaliber.
Rein technisch ist es wesentlich leichter, sich eine Pistole an den Kopf zu halten, als ein Gewehr mit einem langen Lauf so zu positionieren, dass zum einen der Abzugshahn von der "falschen" Seite aus bedient werden kann, und zum anderen die Mündung im richtigen Winkel auf dem Schädel aufsitzt.
Denn sie geben Auskunft darüber, wie weit die Mündung vom Kopf entfernt war, als der Schuss abgegeben wurde. DeRudio was from Belluno, in the province of Venice, and was born a subject of the Austrian emperor.
De Voto from Genoa, Vinatieri from Turin and Martin from Sola Conzalina were all born subjects of the Piedmontese king of Sardinia, who would one day be king of Italy.
James was born in Rome, a subject of the Pope, and Lombard in Naples, a subject of the Bourbon king of the Two Sicilies.
The Italians of the 7th Cavalry, like so many others, came to the United States because they saw little future for themselves in the land of their birth.
They ended up in the army because it was the employer of first and last resort for recently arrived male immigrants with no prospects.
Such immigrants could use the army as a springboard to better things. One of this group, Charles DeRudio had nothing in common with the others; as a nobleman, an aristocrat, he claimed and received a commission not long after his arrival in the United States.
Given his status, he would have felt no camaraderie for his fellow Italians. DeRudio was certainly the most controversial of the six.
The Di Rudio family of Belluno held the title count. Their nobility was fairly recent, however, dating back only to the midth century.
Under Napoleon I, the elder Di Rudio had been prefect of Belluno where Charles would one day be born. Political ideology, however, had no effect on matters of the heart.
While working against the hated Austrians, Count Aquila managed to fall in love and subsequently elope with the daughter of the pro-Austrian governor of Belluno.
Disinherited by her father, the bride and her revolutionary husband were compelled to live in modest circumstances.
Carlo Camillo Di Rudio was born of this union on August 26, As a teenager, he attended an Austrian military academy in Milan.
At the age of 15 he left to join the Italian patriots during the uprising in , and participated in the defense of Rome and, later, of Venice against the Austrians.
Following the suppression of the revolutions in Italy, Di Rudio sailed for America but was shipwrecked off Spain. He claimed subsequently to have served with French colonial troops in North Africa, and he finally ended up in exile in England in There he impregnated and later married a year-old English girl, an illiterate of working-class origin.
It was in England that the Italian revolutionary Felice Orsini recruited Di Rudio in a plot to assassinate Emperor Napoleon III of France, who had displeased Italian nationalists by his lukewarm support of their bid for nationhood and independence from Austrian domination.
Although Di Rudio was condemned to death for throwing the most powerful bomb in the attempt that killed and wounded more than people, he escaped the guillotine via a last-minute reprieve, probably because his wife testified against an English co-conspirator.
Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of Cayenne, French Guiana, he escaped it has been alleged with French connivance , made his way back to England to gather up wife and family, and then left for a new home in the United States.
Arriving in the midst of the Civil War, DeRudio joined the 79th New York Infantry in This was followed by a commission as a second lieutenant in the 2nd U.
Colored Volunteer Infantry. DeRudio may have been an idealist at 15, but by the time he was 32 he was an opportunistic survivor.
Very plausible in manner, he claimed to be a great believer in the cause to free the slaves. He soon had many influential supporters among the liberals of the period, not least of whom was the famous newspaper reporter Horace Greeley.
The influence of these supporters won DeRudio a commission in the Regular Army at the end of the war. In he was a second lieutenant in the 7th U.
Cavalry, and by had advanced to first lieutenant. DeRudio possessed an air of Old World charm and sophistication and was an inveterate storyteller.
He clearly was popular in the social milieu of Far West military outposts, for he was witty and entertaining and helped relieve the crushing boredom that was part of the life of frontier Regulars.
His previous company commander, Captain Frederick W. Benteen of Company H, although finding DeRudio an amusing companion, disparaged him as Count No Account and had a low estimate of his military skills.
Benteen himself was an accomplished Indian fighter and the senior captain of the regiment. The de facto commanding officer of the 7th Cavalry, Lt.
George Armstrong Custer, also held DeRudio in low esteem. Custer wrote early in that He [DeRudio] is, all things considered, the inferior of every first lieutenant in this Regt.
In February Custer transferred DeRudio from Company E, of which he was acting commanding officer by seniority, and attached him to Company A, under Captain James M.
Custer simultaneously transferred 1st Lt. Algeron E. One thing is certain: at 43, DeRudio was the oldest officer riding toward the Little Bighorn on that fateful June day in ; he was perhaps too old, cynical and wily for Custer to consider him a good cavalry officer.
Chance events on the morning of June 25 propelled the trio of Italians in three different directions. As such he would accompany Longhair wherever he went.
Although warned that the village was enormous, Custer determined to move against the Indians that afternoon instead of attacking during the early morning hours of June 26 as originally planned.
Waiting for the next day would have allowed both men and horses time for needed rest and would be more likely to catch the Indians asleep in their lodges.
Further, Custer and Terry had agreed that if he, Custer, found Indians on the Little Bighorn, he would attack on the 26th and drive them toward Terry, who would by then be approaching from the northeast.
Although his scouts informed him that he faced up to 2, warriors, they also told him that the Indians already had spotted his approach.
The greatest fear of Custer and other frontier military commanders on major campaigns was not that they would be outnumbered and overwhelmed, but that their adversaries would break up into small bands and succeed in fleeing, rendering an expensive and exhausting military campaign a failure.
Indians habitually picked their battles and, because they were infinitely more mobile than the ponderous columns of cavalry and infantry that pursued them, rarely could be brought to battle except on their own terms.
Custer recognized that he had found a large village; if he could attack it before it broke and could capture a large number of women and children, he could force the enemy to surrender.
While man for man, Indian warriors were often superior to the soldiers, they fought as individuals. Shortly thereafter, Martin observed Captain Benteen with Companies D, H and K riding off to the left of the regiment, which was preceding roughly southwest along what would later be named Reno Creek.
At the meeting, Custer had put 11 of the 12 companies that made up the 7th Cavalry into three maneuver battalions.
As senior captain, Benteen was ordered to take one battalion and scout the valleys to the southeast to prevent the Indians from slipping away in that direction; he led his battalion away from the main column at about p.
The other two battalions, under Custer and Major Marcus A. He did this, however, for the sound tactical reason of preventing the Indians from escaping.
After advancing for about two hours, Custer ordered Reno and his battalion, comprising Companies A, G and M, down into the valley of the Little Bighorn, across the river, then roughly west along its left bank to attack the south end of the village.
He himself, with Companies C, E, F, I and L, a total of men, continued along the bluffs to the east of the Little Bighorn, heading toward what he thought was the far end of the village.
Custer was confident that Benteen would rejoin him shortly, increasing his strength to eight companies. The slow pack train with the extra ammunition and supplies followed well in the rear.
Because Company B, to which August De Voto belonged, was the last to report ready to march that morning, it drew the inglorious assignment of escorting the pack train.
At about p. Reno, however, daunted by the size of the village, did not press home the charge. Instead, he dismounted his troops short of the village and formed a skirmish line to defend himself against the enraged defenders who began to boil out of the huge encampment.
At about the time that Reno attacked, Custer reached a promontory and, for the first time, saw the village in its entirety. His original plan apparently had been to attack the north end of the village in support of Reno, who was attacking the south end.
For a session, the Democratic Party-controlled House of Representatives abandoned its campaign to reduce the size of the Army.
Word of Custer's fate reached the 44th United States Congress as a conference committee was attempting to reconcile opposing appropriations bills approved by the House and the Republican Senate.
They approved a measure to increase the size of cavalry companies to enlisted men on July The committee temporarily lifted the ceiling on the size of the Army by 2, on August The Battle of the Little Bighorn was the subject of an U.
Army Court of Inquiry in Chicago, held at Reno's request, during which his conduct was scrutinized. The court found Reno's conduct to be without fault.
After the battle, Thomas Rosser, James O'Kelly, and others continued to question the conduct of Reno due to his hastily ordered retreat.
Contemporary accounts also point to the fact that Reno's scout, Bloody Knife, was shot in the head, spraying him with blood, possibly increasing his panic and distress.
General Terry and others claimed that Custer made strategic errors from the start of the campaign. For instance, he refused to use a battery of Gatling guns, and turned down General Terry's offer of an additional battalion of the 2nd Cavalry.
Custer believed that the Gatling guns would impede his march up the Rosebud and hamper his mobility. Custer planned "to live and travel like Indians; in this manner the command will be able to go wherever the Indians can", he wrote in his Herald dispatch.
By contrast, each Gatling gun had to be hauled by four horses, and soldiers often had to drag the heavy guns by hand over obstacles.
Each of the heavy, hand-cranked weapons could fire up to rounds a minute, an impressive rate, but they were known to jam frequently. During the Black Hills Expedition two years earlier, a Gatling gun had turned over, rolled down a mountain, and shattered to pieces.
Lieutenant William Low, commander of the artillery detachment, was said to have almost wept when he learned he had been excluded from the strike force.
Custer believed that the 7th Cavalry could handle any Indian force and that the addition of the four companies of the 2nd would not alter the outcome.
When offered the 2nd Cavalry, he reportedly replied that the 7th "could handle anything. By dividing his forces, Custer could have caused the defeat of the entire column, had it not been for Benteen's and Reno's linking up to make a desperate yet successful stand on the bluff above the southern end of the camp.
The historian James Donovan believed that Custer's dividing his force into four smaller detachments including the pack train can be attributed to his inadequate reconnaissance; he also ignored the warnings of his Crow scouts and Charley Reynolds.
His men were widely scattered and unable to support each other. Criticism of Custer was not universal. While investigating the battlefield, Lieutenant General Nelson A.
Miles wrote in , "The more I study the moves here [on the Little Big Horn], the more I have admiration for Custer. Army wanted to avoid bad press and found ways to exculpate Custer.
They blamed the defeat on the Indians' alleged possession of numerous repeating rifles and the overwhelming numerical superiority of the warriors.
The widowed Elizabeth Bacon Custer, who never remarried, wrote three popular books in which she fiercely protected her husband's reputation.
It was not until over half a century later that historians took another look at the battle and Custer's decisions that led to his death and loss of half his command and found much to criticize.
General Alfred Terry's Dakota column included a single battery of artillery, comprising two 3-inch Ordnance rifle and two Gatling guns.
Connell, the precise number of Gatlings has not been established: either two or three. Custer's decision to reject Terry's offer of the rapid-fire Gatlings has raised questions among historians as to why he refused them and what advantage their availability might have conferred on his forces at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
One factor concerned Major Marcus Reno's recent 8-day reconnaissance-in-force of the Powder-Tongue-Rosebud Rivers, June 10 to Historians have acknowledged the firepower inherent in the Gatling gun: they were capable of firing Jamming caused by black powder residue could lower that rate,   raising questions as to their reliability under combat conditions.
The Gatlings, mounted high on carriages, required the battery crew to stand upright during its operation, making them easy targets for Lakota and Cheyenne sharpshooters.
Historian Robert M. Utley , in a section entitled "Would Gatling Guns Have Saved Custer? Hunt , expert in the tactical use of artillery in Civil War, stated that Gatlings "would probably have saved the command", whereas General Nelson A.
Miles , participant in the Great Sioux War declared "[Gatlings] were useless for Indian fighting. The Lakota and Cheyenne warriors that opposed Custer's forces possessed a wide array of weaponry, from war clubs and lances to the most advanced firearms of the day.
Sitting Bull's forces had no assured means to supply themselves with firearms and ammunition. Of the guns owned by Lakota and Cheyenne fighters at the Little Bighorn, approximately were repeating rifles  corresponding to about 1 of 10 of the encampment's two thousand able-bodied fighters who participated in the battle.
The troops under Custer's command carried two regulation firearms authorized and issued by the U. Army in early the breech-loading, single-shot Springfield Model carbine, and the Colt single-action revolver.
Except for a number of officers and scouts who opted for personally owned and more expensive rifles and handguns, the 7th Cavalry was uniformly armed.
Ammunition allotments provided carbine rounds per trooper, carried on a cartridge belt and in saddlebags on their mounts.
An additional 50 carbine rounds per man were reserved on the pack train that accompanied the regiment to the battlefield.
Each trooper had 24 rounds for his Colt handgun. The opposing forces, though not equally matched in the number and type of arms, were comparably outfitted, and neither side held an overwhelming advantage in weaponry.
Two hundred or more Lakota and Cheyenne combatants are known to have been armed with Henry, Winchester, or similar lever-action repeating rifles at the battle.
Historians have asked whether the repeating rifles conferred a distinct advantage on Sitting Bull's villagers that contributed to their victory over Custer's carbine-armed soldiers.
Historian Michael L. Lawson offers a scenario based on archaeological collections at the "Henryville" site, which yielded plentiful Henry rifle cartridge casings from approximately 20 individual guns.
Lawson speculates that though less powerful than the Springfield carbines, the Henry repeaters provided a barrage of fire at a critical point, driving Lieutenant James Calhoun's L Company from Calhoun Hill and Finley Ridge, forcing it to flee in disarray back to Captain Myles Keogh's I Company and leading to the disintegration of that wing of Custer's Battalion.
After exhaustive testing—including comparisons to domestic and foreign single-shot and repeating rifles—the Army Ordnance Board whose members included officers Marcus Reno and Alfred Terry authorized the Springfield as the official firearm for the United States Army.
The Springfield, manufactured in a. Historian Mark Gallear claims that U. Gallear's analysis dismisses the allegation that rapid depletion of ammunition in lever-action models influenced the decision in favor of the single-shot Springfield.
The Indian Wars are portrayed by Gallear as a minor theatre of conflict whose contingencies were unlikely to govern the selection of standard weaponry for an emerging industrialized nation.
The Springfield carbine is praised for its "superior range and stopping power" by historian James Donovan, and author Charles M.
Robinson reports that the rifle could be "loaded and fired much more rapidly than its muzzle-loading predecessors, and had twice the range of repeating rifles such as the Winchester, Henry and Spencer.
Gallear points out that lever-action rifles, after a burst of rapid discharge, still required a reloading interlude that lowered their overall rate of fire; Springfield breechloaders "in the long run, had a higher rate of fire, which was sustainable throughout a battle.
The breechloader design patent for the Springfield's Erskine S. Allin trapdoor system was owned by the US government and the firearm could be easily adapted for production with existing machinery at the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts.
Whether the reported malfunction of the Model Springfield carbine issued to the 7th Cavalry contributed to their defeat has been debated for years.
That the weapon experienced jamming of the extractor is not contested, but its contribution to Custer's defeat is considered negligible.
This conclusion is supported by evidence from archaeological studies performed at the battlefield, where the recovery of Springfield cartridge casing, bearing tell-tale scratch marks indicating manual extraction, were rare.
The flaw in the ejector mechanism was known to the Army Ordnance Board at the time of the selection of the Model rifle and carbine, and was not considered a significant shortcoming in the overall worthiness of the shoulder arm.
Gallear addresses the post-battle testimony concerning the copper. Field data showed that possible extractor failures occurred at a rate of approximately firings at the Custer Battlefield and at a rate of at the Reno-Benteen Battlefield.
Historian Thom Hatch observes that the Model Springfield, despite the known ejector flaw, remained the standard issue shoulder arm for US troops until the early s.
Soldiers under Custer's direct command were annihilated on the first day of the battle except for three Crow scouts and several troopers including John Martin Giovanni Martino that had left that column before the battle; one Crow scout, Curly , was the only survivor to leave after the battle had begun , although for years rumors persisted of other survivors.
Over men and women would come forward over the course of the next 70 years claiming they were "the lone survivor" of Custer's Last Stand. The historian Earl Alonzo Brininstool suggested he had collected at least 70 "lone survivor" stories.
Graham claimed that even Libby Custer received dozens of letters from men, in shocking detail, about their sole survivor experience.
Frank Finkel , from Dayton, Washington , had such a convincing story that historian Charles Kuhlman  believed the alleged survivor, going so far as to write a lengthy defense of Finkel's participation in the battle.
Some of these survivors held a form of celebrity status in the United States, among them Raymond Hatfield "Arizona Bill" Gardner  and Frank Tarbeaux.
A modern historian, Albert Winkler, has asserted that there is some evidence to support the case of Private Gustave Korn being a genuine survivor of the battle: 'While nearly all of the accounts of men who claimed to be survivors from Custer's column at the Battle of the Little Bighorn are fictitious, Gustave Korn's story is supported by contemporary records.
Almost as soon as men came forward implying or directly pronouncing their unique role in the battle, there were others who were equally opposed to any such claims.
Theodore Goldin , a battle participant who later became a controversial historian on the event, wrote in regards to Charles Hayward's claim to have been with Custer and taken prisoner :.
The Indians always insisted that they took no prisoners. If they did—a thing I firmly believe—they were tortured and killed the night of the 25th.
As an evidence of this I recall the three charred and burned heads we picked up in the village near the scene of the big war dance, when we visited the village with Capt.
Benteen and Lieut. Wallace on the morning of the 27th I'm sorely afraid, Tony, that we will have to class Hayward's story, like that of so many others, as pure, unadulterated B.
As a clerk at headquarters I had occasion to look over the morning reports of at least the six troops at Lincoln almost daily, and never saw his name there, or among the list of scouts employed from time to time I am hoping that some day all of these damned fakirs will die and it will be safe for actual participants in the battle to admit and insist that they were there, without being branded and looked upon as a lot of damned liars.
Actually, there have been times when I have been tempted to deny that I ever heard of the 7th Cavalry, much less participated with it in that engagement My Medal of Honor and its inscription have served me as proof positive that I was at least in the vicinity at the time in question, otherwise I should be tempted to deny all knowledge of the event.
The only documented and verified survivor of Custer's command having been actually involved in Custer's part of the battle was Captain Keogh's horse, Comanche.
The wounded horse was discovered on the battlefield by General Terry's troops, and although other cavalry mounts survived they had been taken by the Indians.
Comanche eventually was returned to the fort and became the regimental mascot. Connell noted in Son of the Morning Star : .
Comanche was reputed to be the only survivor of the Little Bighorn, but quite a few Seventh Cavalry mounts survived, probably more than one hundred, and there was even a yellow bulldog.
Comanche lived on another fifteen years, and when he died, he was stuffed and to this day remains in a glass case at the University of Kansas.
So, protected from moths and souvenir hunters by his humidity-controlled glass case, Comanche stands patiently, enduring generation after generation of undergraduate jokes.
The other horses are gone, and the mysterious yellow bulldog is gone, which means that in a sense the legend is true. Comanche alone survived.
The site of the battle was first preserved as a United States national cemetery in to protect the graves of the 7th Cavalry troopers. In , it was re-designated as the Custer Battlefield National Monument , reflecting its association with Custer.
In , Major Marcus Reno was re-interred in the cemetery with honors, including an eleven-gun salute. Beginning in the early s, there was concern within the National Park Service over the name Custer Battlefield National Monument failing to adequately reflect the larger history of the battle between two cultures.
Hearings on the name change were held in Billings on June 10, , and during the following months Congress renamed the site the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.
United States memorialization of the battlefield began in with a temporary monument to the U. In , the current marble obelisk was erected in their honor.
In , marble blocks were added to mark the places where the U. Nearly years later, ideas about the meaning of the battle have become more inclusive.
The United States government acknowledged that Native American sacrifices also deserved recognition at the site.
The bill changing the name of the national monument also authorized an Indian Memorial to be built near Last Stand Hill in honor of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.
The commissioned work by native artist Colleen Cutschall is shown in the photograph at right. On Memorial Day , in consultation with tribal representatives, the U.
As of December , a total of ten warrior markers have been added three at the Reno—Benteen Defense Site and seven on the Little Bighorn Battlefield.
The Indian Memorial, themed "Peace Through Unity" l is an open circular structure that stands 75 yards 69 metres from the 7th Cavalry obelisk.
Its walls have the names of some Indians who died at the site, as well as native accounts of the battle. The open circle of the structure is symbolic, as for many tribes, the circle is sacred.
The "spirit gate" window facing the Cavalry monument is symbolic as well, welcoming the dead cavalrymen into the memorial. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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We'll finish them up and then go home to our station. This Helena, Montana newspaper article did not report the June 25 battle until July 6, referring to a July 3 story from a Bozeman, Montana newspaper—itself eight days after the event.
The New York Times also appears to have first reported the event on July 6. The earliest journalistic communication cited in the Times article was dated July 2—a full week after the massacre.
Plenty Coups Edward Curtis Portrait c When the Crows got news from the battlefield, they went into grief.
Crow woman Pretty Shield told how they were "crying In the end, the army won the Sioux war. Crow chief Plenty Coups recalled with amazement, how his tribe now finally could sleep without fear for Lakota attacks.
Crow warrior Two Leggings joined the U. Two Belly had given him and nearly 30 other Crows a lecture and explained how the Sioux had taken the hunting grounds of the Crow.
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Main article: Black Hills land claim. Main article: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Photo taken in by H. Locke on Battle Ridge looking toward Last Stand Hill top center.
To the right of Custer Hill is Wooden Leg Hill, named for a surviving warrior. He described the death of a Sioux sharpshooter killed after being seen too often by the enemy.
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