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Crow Agency in Big Horn County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Indian Encampment

Little Bighorn Battlefield

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. Indian Encampment Marker
Inscription.
On June 25, 1876, approximately 7,000 Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho, including 1,500 – 2,000 warriors, encamped below on the Greasy Grass River (Little Bighorn). Under the political and spiritual leadership of Tatanka-Iyotanka (Sitting Bull), they refused to be restricted to their reservation and sought to follow their traditional nomadic way of life.

We camped in the valley along the south side of the Greasy Grass. It was a very big village and you could hardly count the tipis. Along the side toward the east was the Greasy Grass, with some timber along it, and it was running from the melting of the snow in the Bighorn Mountains.”
- Black Elk, Oglala Lakota

We went over the divide and we camped in the valley of the Little Bighorn. Everybody thought: Now we are out of the white man’s country. He can live there, we will live here.”
- Two Moons, Northern Cheyenne

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 45° 32.978′ N, 107° 25.063′ W. Marker is in Crow Agency, Montana, in Big Horn County. Marker is on Little Bighorn Battlefield Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on
Indian Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Indian Encampment Marker
the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Crow Agency MT 59022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Medicine Tail Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deep Coulee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Medicine Tail Coulee Ford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greasy Grass Ridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Medicine Tail Coulee (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lame White Man Charge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Calhoun Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Calhoun Hill (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Crow Agency.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a picture of the Indian encampment that was located near the marker prior to the battle. Photographs of Black Elk, Two Moons, and Tatanka-Iyotanka (Sitting Bull) also appear on the marker.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876. (Submitted on August 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Marker on the Little Bighorn Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Marker on the Little Bighorn Battlefield
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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