Post by battledetective on May 1, 2018 16:21:20 GMT -6
Perhaps not many ppl know it, but there have been a second engagement between US army and Natives near the LBH, only a few miles from the original battle. It happened during the Crow War of 1887 and is known at Battle of Crow Agency. Several hundred soldiers, including a troop of the 7th Cavalry and 2 Hotchkiss guns, confronted a big Indian village, said to number 3000 people. The Army gave the Crow one hour and half to surrender and most Natives complied and left the village. 120-150 remaining warriors charged but were repulsed and defeated, albeit with relatively light losses. I find it surprising that this fight is basically ignored, considering that it occurred at almost the same place as the first one.
Perhaps not many ppl I find it surprising that this fight is basically ignored, considering that it occurred at almost the same place as the first one.
Welcome aboard. I believe that the great interest in the LBH and lack of it in other battles with the Indians, even the Fettermen fight where all were wiped out, boils down to three words George Armstrong Custer.