Indian testimonies

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Gregory Michno, Lakota Noon, the Indian narrative of Custer's defeat, Mountain Press, 1997

Hunkpapa SiouxCrow King, Sioux hunkpapa warchief  (Michno, p.178):

  Riderless mounts scattered across the hills and ran to the river but the soldiers kept in order and fought like brave warriors.


  • Moving Robe, Sioux hunkpapa woman who eventually fought at the battle (Michno, p.179) :

  It was a hotly contested battle.


  • Eagle Elk, Sioux oglala warrior (Michno, p.186):


The shootings [by the soldiers] Eagle Elk had witnessed within the last minutes had been enough to convince him of the good sense in staying away from the front lines.  


  • Red Horse, Sioux Minneconjou warchief (Michno, p.204):


SiouxEven tough virtually surrounded, the soldiers put up a stiff resistance, for it was in this charge [chief Lame White Man’s charge] that the Lakotas lost more of their men. Red Horse thought that 136 Indians were killed and 160 were wounded in that phase of the battle.



  •   Hollow Horn Bear, Sioux Brule warrior (Michno, p.177):


In fact, Hollow Horn Bear believed that the troops were in good order at the start of the fight, and kept their organization even while moving from point to point.


  •  Sitting Bull, famous Sioux hunkpapa chief (Jones, Custer’s Horses, p.104): Hunkpapa Sioux


There was so much doubt about the outcome [of the battle] that I told the squaws to break the camp and be ready to leave.



  • Red Hawk, Sioux oglala warrior, speaking about the Last Stand (Michno, p.252):


Here the soldiers made a desperate fight.


  • Iron Hawk, Sioux hunkpapa warrior, speaking about the Last Stand (Michno, p.254):


The Indians pressed and crowded right in around Custer Hill. But the soldiers weren’t ready to die. We stood there a long time.

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