John Two Moon on the Last Stand

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Inspired by a love of history and its amazing accounts of human endeavor, model making and dramatic representations of the people, places and things that have shaped our culture.The story of Chief Two Moon's nephew
JOHN TWO MOON
AT THE GREASY GRASS

source: Jerome Greene, Lakota and Cheyenne, University of Oklahoma Press, 1994, pages 46-48, Astonisher; Artwork by Howard Terpning



"After they saw soldiers there, (John) Two Moon, who was nearer to the river on a hillside ran with others and caught their horses and rushed toward the fight. Several charges had been made but no fighting had been done. Indians were struggling up the gulch northeast of soldiers like ants rushing out of a hill.

They crowded the company furthest north and they started to run down the ridge. As they got down part way toward the gray horse company the latter began to fire and drove Indians off and the soldiers reached the gray horse company. Some (soldiers) were kiled, however, when they reached the gray horse (F company). The latter shot at Indains so fast that they drove Indians back out of sight over hill toward (...).

If these soldiers had all stood together the Indians could have done nothing with them (...) He says that if Custer and Reno had charged through the village from both ends they would have defeated Indians. "

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