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

Lone Tipi

June 25, 1876

 

—Approximately 2:00 p.m. —

 
Lone Tipi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2011
1. Lone Tipi Marker
Inscription. Advancing down Reno Creek, Custer pauses at a tipi located behind this ridge. The tipi contains the remains of a Sans Arc warrior killed a week before at the Battle of the Rosebud. Indians flee toward the village, prompting Custer to order Reno's battalion to continue down the creek and attack. Custer's five companies separate, and pass near here after observing 60-75 mounted warriors on these bluffs. While Custer's motives are not known, he may have intended to strike the village downstream.
 
Location. 45° 31.485′ N, 107° 23.028′ W. Marker is in Crow Agency, Montana, in Big Horn County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 212 one mile east of Interstate 90. Touch for map. Marker is near the end of the battlefield drive. 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 walking distance of this marker. Timber Fight (here, next to this marker); Retreat Crossing (here, next to this marker); Reno's Skirmish Line - Warrior Counterattack (here, next to this marker); Crow's Nest (here, next to this marker); Reno’s Retreat (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reno’s Valley Fight
Wolf Mountains image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2011
2. Wolf Mountains
(about 400 feet away); Custer’s Advance (about 400 feet away); The Reno-Benteen Defense (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crow Agency.
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,281 times since then and 257 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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