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Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
January 16, 2014 M. Timothy Nolting   

Courtesy Photo - This photoprint of an illustration “Battle of Wolf Mountains”was printed in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper on May 5, 1877.

The Great Sioux War of 1876-1877 was begun by an edict of the United States government in December of 1875. It was demanded that all of the tribes of the Cheyenne and Sioux nations that were then off their respective reservations must return no later than the 31st of January 1876. Failure to obey this command would classify the deserters as ‘hostile enemies’ of the United States to be relentlessly pursued and summarily punished. Runners from vari...

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