legend of native americans indians

legend of native americans indians

the battle of little big horn

the battle of little big horn

par the legend of native american indians, samedi 3 décembre 2011, 19:40 ·

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Before the fight starts:


On June 23, CUSTER TERRY and GIBBON joined the Far West, a federal boat located at the junction of the Tongue and Rosebud.

General TERRY gives his orders: CUSTER be sent as a scout and should only identify the village until the arrival of General Terry will happen to the north, accompanied by Gibbon, to take the camp in a pincer movement.

General Custer 

General TERRY gives his orders: CUSTER be sent as a scout and should only identify the village until the arrival of General Terry will happen to the north, accompanied by Gibbon, to take the camp in a pincer movement.


For their part, Sioux, led by Sitting Bull, had received the backing of Indians from other reservations: Cheyenne, Blackfoot, the Arikara, the Hung dads, Santee and Burn.


Led by two famous warriors, and GALL CRAZY HORSE, these tribes come together and prepare to fight the soldiers.


CUSTER, who had refused to take the guns, left the camp of General Terry. Hanging this time, Sitting Bull performed the ritual of the Sun Dance.


After being tear 50 pieces of flesh, he received a vision of soldiers falling from the sky and a voice said, "they have no ears, I give them to you."


SITTING BULL then understand that there will be battle between the Lakota and the white man and the Indians win the day.


On June 25, 1876, Custer saw the Indian camp, located on the banks of the Little Big Horn.


Driven by hatred and certain to take an easy victory, Custer violated the command of General Terry and decided to attack one village, populated by Indians from 4000 to 6000, approximately 2500 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors.


The Indians, expecting an attack, Custer waited companies at a halt and attacked on many sides.

The tactic proved effective Sioux and three companies of General Custer were taken in a terrible vice which no one could escape.

The battle took place as follows:

General Custer divided his troops into three columns.

The first column, which was his, consisted of five companies, or 217 men, and progressed on the left bank of the river by attacking the village from the west.

The second column, led by Major Marcus Reno, consisted of three companies of 140 men, attacked the village from the east.


Major Marcus Reno

The third column, led by Captain Frederick William Benteen with three companies is 255 people, down the headwaters of the Little Big Horn, so that the Indians can attack from behind.

 Captain Frederick Benteen William


Major Reno soon came to the Indian camp, while Custer led his five companies on the heights.


Benteen control the headwaters of the river so that no Indian can not hide there to attack the rear of the 7th Cavalry.


The tactic is perfectly reflected CUSTER - is the strategy of "reconnaissance in force".


At 15 h 20, the battle began. Only the major RENO led the attack on the camp Hunkapa the east, which surprised the Indians.


But the camp was mainly occupied by women, children and old people of different tribes gathered: Cheyenne, Sioux, and Blackfoot Miniconjou, who sought to flee immediately.


Meanwhile, Custer walked around the village to capture the fugitives, knowing that their capture would force the warriors to surrender.


To put his plan into execution, he divided his own column in three new units:


The first consisted of three companies responsible for the capture of fugitives.


The second, consisting of a company, watching the right flank to counter a possible Indian attack from the north.


The last company protected the left flank by exploring the ford near the village.


The last company protected the left flank by exploring the ford near the village.


At 15 h 15, only 15 minutes after initiating the battle, Major RENO, took panic, gave contradictory orders and ordered his troops to retreat to the woods, to protect themselves.


At 15 h 50, Major RENO, yet in a favorable defensive position, was again took panic and ordered all troops to retreat to a hill.

This error will cause the loss: it was total panic in the ranks.


Major RENO even forgot to put in place a rear-guard, charged to cover the retreat of the soldiers. The Indians then crept among them and shot down one by one without resistance.


Dozens of men fell into the Little Big Horn and were tortured on the spot by Indian warriors, drunken rage. 53 men were killed, almost half of the battalion of Major Reno.


Meanwhile, Captain Benteen, who had been sent to reconnoitre the south to see if other villages surrounding the main objective, continued to advance slowly, despite the messages of General Custer ordered him to join him as soon as possible.


The hatred that Captain Benteen felt towards the General Custer led him to treason.


The Indians continued to pursue Major RENO together with other warriors led by Crazy Horse, circled around the camp to go to meet Custer.



16 h 10: CUSTER, accompanied by 215 men, reached a hill and saw action, thinking support Major Reno.


Meanwhile, Captain Benteen was the junction with Major Reno on a hill. They then nearly 400 men, with mules loaded with ammunition.


CUSTER, believing that the two battalions were still committed, continued to lead the offensive. Then he displayed his men on several hills in the north with the aim to capture the Indians.


Retired Major RENO allowed the Indians to come together and engage all their forces against General Custer. They left very few warriors to continue to fight Major Reno and Captain Benteen.


General Custer installation company will focus on a hill then the name of his commander: James CALHOUN.


The fighting was extremely violent.


GALL, the Indian Chief of the Hunkpapa, led his warriors to the southeast of Calhoun Hill. Meanwhile, General Custer took off his left wing to perform a new recognition to the rivers.


General Custer was always looking to enter the village to catch the Indians and force the warriors to surrender. It was then unaware of the drama that was played.

Finally he found a passage, but preferred to wait for reinforcements from Captain Benteen to enter the village.


30 to 17 h, the Indians, under the command of Cheyenne Chief Lame White Man, led the offensive. The left wing of General Custer was pressed.


At 17 h 50, it was the turn of the right wing from collapsing under the repeated assaults of the Heads GALL and CRAZY HORSE.

The battles were fierce and warlike Indians became more and more pressing.

Meanwhile, the intensity of the fighting against the Major and Major Benteen RENOR abated, although CUSTER heard the sound of them, from where he fought a few miles.

The Indians drove all the soldiers who tried to escape from the mound of Calhoun Hill. The Blade Warriors WHITE MANN, GALL and TWO MOON soldiers attacked the front while the CRAZY HORSE rounded to conduct an attack on their left flank. It was the coup de grace to defend the soldiers.


WEIR Captain tried to organize an attack against which failed completely and even encouraged the assault of Indian warriors.


At 18 pm on General Custer's last men regrouped on a hill in order to establish a line of defense. To protect themselves, they were forced to slaughter their horses were used as shields



18 h 20 rang the death of the last soldiers. It was a total of 263 men of the 7th Cavalry who died in this battle. An Indian warrior, Yellow Horse, identified 83 Indians killed and later claimed that other warriors had not survived their injuries.


According to other accounts in India, the losses amount to 200 killed and as many wounded warriors. Among the dead we will find the Cheyenne Chief Lame White Man who was accidentally killed in battle by his own warriors.


From 16 am to 18 am 20 or Major Reno, Captain Benteen nor will only move to the position of General Custer to help. Only Captain Weir was moving toward the general.

This behavior is sure to raise the indignation of many army officers and several civilians.

Major Reno and Captain Benteen present the facts so that the fault will be rejected on General Custer. 

This battle had a great impact in the American public and led, 14 years later, the massacre at Wounded Knee Creek.


After 24 hours of fighting the Indians withdrew in the plain ablaze to cover their retirement.


The next day, Reno and Benteen will be met by the troops of Terry and Gibbon.

The men soon found TERRY Hill of Custer's last battle, with only one survivor, the mount of Captain Koegh the horse Comanche scout.


The animal will survive his injuries and will be the new mascot of the 7th Cavalry. After his death, the horse was stuffed and displayed at the University of Kansas.


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