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The good war-chief of the Oglala Sioux used to be one of many architects of Custer's defeat on the Little Bighorn.

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San Francisco: North Point Press, 1984. Frazier, Ian. Great Plains. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989. Guttmacher, Peter. Crazy Horse. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1994. , ed. The Surrender and Death of Crazy Horse. : The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1998. Jordan, Robert Paul. ” National Geographic, December 1986. Manning, Richard. Grassland. New York: Viking, 1995. McMurtry, Larry. Crazy Horse. , 1999. Sandoz, Mari. Crazy Horse: Strange Man of the Oglalas. New York: Knopf, 1941. S. Army, 8-9, 18-19, 27, 28-31, 36, 41-45, 48 and raids on Native Americans, 17, 23, 25-26, 34 Crook, George, 41, 42, 47, 49, 50, 52, 53 Custer, George A.

Although his performance during the Civil War had made him the youngest major general ever, a feud with A B LAZE OF G LORY George A. Custer had been a hero during the Civil War. S. Army. Although after the war his rank was lowered to lieutenant colonel, Custer remained a popular figure with the public. President Ulysses S. Grant had hurt his career. Now 36, Long Hair yearned to recover his lost glory. Custer—who had cut his trademark long hair— kept his troops riding through the night of June 24.

The Battle of the Rosebud lasted all day June 17 with losses to both sides. Crazy Horse helped lead a counterattack that forced Crook to give up and turn his men around. The Indians were satisfied that they had won the Battle of the Rosebud. They moved their huge encampment to the Little Bighorn Valley in southeastern Montana. A week later, Long Hair Custer led the Seventh When they saw the abandoned Sioux campsite, the Indian scouts who were with Custer’s Seventh Cavalry prepared to die. The numerous imprints left by tepees on the ground and the large amount of droppings from the Indians’ ponies indicated that the village was much bigger than Custer had expected.

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