Turtle Rib on the Last Stand

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Turtle Rib's account of the Stand and Indian casualties

source: Kenneth Hammer, Custer in '76, Brigham Young University Press, page 201 


"Those on foot seemed to be the coolest and fought the hardest. (...) The Indians were up close, and the soldiers were shooting with pistols. (...) The Indians were all around. Some of them shot arrows and in the smoke and big dust hit their own men. His own nephew was killed here by a soldier's bullet. The Indians had many killed and more wounded. It took a good many to bring water up from river to the wounded Indians. He never heard the number of Indians killed."
Minneconjou warrior Turtle Rib

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