Calhoun's Last Stand

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White Bull's fight at Little Bighorn - and Lieutenant Calhoun's last stand


CALHOUN'S LAST STAND
source: Gregory Michno, "Lakota Noon", Mountain Press Publishing, page 217


Indians charge Calhoun Hill, at 5.40 p.m.. Minneconjou warchief White Bull, 26 years old, is riding a cavalry horse after having lost his own...

White Bull : "I charged in. A tall, well-built soldier (...) saw me coming. (...) when I rushed him (after leaving my horse), he threw his rifle at me without shooting (...) We grabbed each other and wrestled there in the dust and smoke (...) He hit me with his fists on the jaw and shoulders, then grabbed my long braids with both hands, pulled my face close and tried to bite my nose off. (...) I yelled as loud as I could to scare my enemy, but he would not let go. Finally, I broke free.

He drew his pistol. I wrenched it out of his hand and struck him with it three or four times on the head, knocked him over, shot him in the head and fired at his heart (...)

Ho hechetu! That was a (good) fight, a hard fight. But it was a glorious battle, I enjoyed it. " 
 


Lieutenant James Calhoun, Custer's brother-in-law

Publié dans LBH: Last Stand (II)

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