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  • Testimony of Private Peter Thompson

    26 avril 2007 ( #LBH: Reno Hill )

    PRIVATE THOMPSON'S TESTIMONY ON MAJOR RENO source: Robert Nightengale, Little Big Horn, FarWest Publishing, 1996, p.164 As I stood looking at [Major Reno] I could not help wondering if he knew what his duty was. Here he was with about four hundred men...

  • Testimony of Private William Taylor

    26 avril 2007 ( #LBH : Reno's attack )

    INCOMPETENCE AND INDIFFERENCE Reno proved incompetent and Benteen showed his indifference – I will not use the uglier words that have often been in my mind. Both failed Custer and he had to fight it alone. […] Among the several things that impressed me...

  • General Custer, USA Today, 1994

    26 avril 2007 ( #General Custer's life )

    Rewarded with rapid promotions, he became the youngest brigadier general at 23) and, later, major general in the Union Army. During the final six months of the war, Custer's men captured 111 artillery pieces, 65 battle flags, and 10,000 prisoners. It...

  • Testimony of Lieut. Edward Godfrey

    26 avril 2007 ( #LBH : Reno's attack )

    FAILED TO HOLD A LEG As it turned out I think Custer did make a mistake in going in with a divided force, not that the division of itself would have been fatal but because Reno failed to hold a leg even if he couldn’t skin. __ Lieutenant Edward Godfrey,...

  • 200 Indians were killed on the battlefield

    26 avril 2007 ( #LBH: Indian casualties )

    2006 National Park Service study shows that 200 Indian warriors have been killed RESEARCHS FROM THE LITTLE BIG HORN BATTLEFIELD ON INDIAN CASUALTIES source: Friends of the Little Bighorn Association, 2006 summer event "From this vantage point we had a...

  • Reno in the timber

    26 avril 2007 ( #LBH : Reno's attack )

    TESTIMONIES ON RENO IN THE TIMBER Reno’s position [in the timber] was impregnable and nothing but fear could have prompted his retreat. __ Lieutenant DeRudio, Company M, 7th cavalry, after Little Bighorn (Sklenar, Larry, To Hell with Honor, p.365) ++...

  • Black Kettle, not a peaceful leader

    26 avril 2007 ( #Washita: the causes (I) )

    BLACK KETTLE source: Chief Black Kettle, by historian Gregory F. Michno, custerwest.org member and author of several important Custer books, Wild West magazine, December 2005, History Net "After all the efforts of both sides, the treaty lasted only until...

  • US General in chief Nelson A Miles on LBH (video)

    27 avril 2007 ( #US general in chief on LBH )

    General Miles talked about the Little Big Horn Read Miles' "Personal Recollections" here : The Custer Massacre , pp. 212-220 Visiting Custer battlefield, pp. 283-293 NELSON APPLETON MILES US General in chief Nelson A. Miles (1839-), American soldier,....

  • Indian testimonies

    27 avril 2007 ( #LBH: Last Stand (I) )

    INDIAN TESTIMONIES ON CUSTER'S RESISTANCE source: Gregory Michno, Lakota Noon, the Indian narrative of Custer's defeat, Mountain Press, 1997 Crow King, Sioux hunkpapa warchief (Michno, p.178): Riderless mounts scattered across the hills and ran to the...

  • Historian Robert Utley on Little Big Horn

    30 avril 2007 ( #LBH: Custer's plan )

    ROBER UTLEY ON CUSTER'S ACTIONS source: Historian Robert Utley, Cavalier In Buckskin, new edition 2001, pp.159-162 “Despite the consequences, the decision to attack on June 25 was sound. […] “Benteen counted himself out, as timing factors shows. When...

  • Indian testimonies of LBH

    02 mai 2007 ( #LBH: accounts by "hostiles" )

    LAKOTA NOON AT THE GREASY GRASS by Gregory F. Michno, member of custerwest.org, who received a bachelor of science degree at Michigan State University and a master's in history at the University of Northern Colorado, is employed by the Michigan State...

  • Terry's orders to Custer - Carte blanche

    02 mai 2007 ( #LBH : before the battle )

    TERRY'S ORDERS Annual Report of the Secretary of War for 1876, which is House Executive Document 1 for the second session of the Forty-fourth Congress (Serial volume 1742), page 462 Headquarters of the Department of Dakota (In the Field) Camp at Mouth...

  • Reno's position in the timber : a good one

    02 mai 2007 ( #LBH : Reno's attack )

    RENO IN THE TIMBER Reno attracted the Indians by attacking them, and Fred Gerard and Sergeant Davern, Reno's orderly, said that it was exactly what Custer wanted : "to bring Indians to battle" (Gerard). Not to "charge the village", as Reno said in 1879,...

  • Testimonies about Indian casualties

    19 mai 2007 ( #LBH: Indian casualties )

    INDIAN CASUALTIES Interpreter George Herendeen said that the Indian casualties was at least as great as Custer's casulaties. Indian agent James McLaughlin said that the high Indian casualties were certain. Yellow Horse said that 83 warriors died on the...

  • Indian casualties: up to 500 ?

    21 mai 2007 ( #LBH: Indian casualties )

    THE CAIRNS AT LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD source: Indian student of the Little Bighorn, LBHA message board, 2007 "300 warriors were killed and 200 died from their wounds." Sioux Warrior Red Hawk Indians marked the spot of the fallen with a pile of stones,...

  • General Custer in the Civil War

    21 mai 2007 ( #Custer in the Civil War )

    George Armstrong Custer: Between Myth and Reality By Historian Jeffry D. Wert, author of "Custer, the controversial life of George A. Custer" (1996) March/April 2006 issue of Civil War Times Magazine. History Net George Armstrong Custer stalks America's...

  • LBH : the basics

    21 mai 2007 ( #Little Bighorn: the basics )

    Battle of the Little Bighorn The basics : from Wikipedia Battle of the Little Bighorn Part of the Black Hills War Date June 25 – June 26, 1876 Location Near the Little Bighorn River, Big Horn County, Montana Result Native American Victory Combatants Lakota,...

  • Waiting on Reno Hill

    22 mai 2007 ( #LBH: Reno Hill )

    WAITING ON RENO HILL The witnesses make clear that after reaching Reno Hill, Major Reno wasn't under fire anymore. The warriors left him almost immediately, because they were watching the arrival of Captain Benteen and, close to him, the pack train (later,...

  • "They Died with their boots on" (1941)

    22 mai 2007 ( #VIDEOS: movies (II) )

    One of Hollywood's most legendary movie, with Errol Flynn as General Custer and Olivia DeHavilland as Libbie. They Died with Their Boots On From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia They Died with Their Boots On Directed by Raoul Walsh Produced by Hal B....

  • "Sitting Bull" (1954)

    22 mai 2007 ( #VIDEOS: movies (II) )

    Movie Guide Director: Sidney Salkow Release Date: 6 October 1954 (USA) Dale Robertson ... Major Robert 'Bob' Parrish Mary Murphy ... Kathy Howell J. Carrol Naish ... Sitting Bull (as J. Carroll Naish) John Litel ... Gen. Wilford Howell Joel Fluellen ......

  • The taboo: men tortured in the village

    23 mai 2007 ( #LBH: the taboos )

    How prisoners of the 7th cavalry were brought back to the village and horribly tortured TORTURE IN THE VILLAGE A whole part of the battle has become totally ignored: we know that the Native American warriors tortured wounded soldiers and mutilated their...

  • The Sioux at Little Bighorn

    23 mai 2007 ( #LBH: list of warriors )

    SIOUX WARRIORS AT LITTLE BIGHORN Montana University American Horse (Wasico Tasunke) (14); Oglala Chief, leader of the Bear People band (12); son of Sitting Bear (11); his brother also fought in the battle (8); later a prominent chief at Pine Ridge Reservation;...

  • A newspaper and the Washita campaign

    24 mai 2007 ( #Washita: the causes (I) )

    A NEWSPAPER AND THE WASHITA VICTORY Emporia News Archives (from microfilm) Emporia News, August 21, 1868. INDIAN MASSACRE. We clip the following news from the Junction City Union of Saturday last. We stop the press to record an Indian outbreak of a horrible...

  • The Batte of the Washita (Enc. of Indian wars)

    26 mai 2007 ( #Washita - 1868: the basics )

    THE BATTLE OF THE WASHITA November 27, 1868 General Custer's 7th cavalry against Black Kettle's Cheyennes Source: Gregory F. Michno, ENCYCLOPEDIA of Indian Wars 1850-1890, pages 226-227 "On November 12, 1868 , 11 companies of the 7th Cavalry under Lt....

  • Eyewitness : Red Horse

    26 mai 2007 ( #LBH: accounts by "hostiles" )

    The Battle of Little Bighorn An Eyewitness Account by the Lakota Chief Red Horse recorded in pictographs and text at the Cheyenne River Reservation, 1881. Garrick Mallery, Picture Writing of the American Indians, 10th Annual Report of the Bureau of American...

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