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

Wooden Leg Hill

June 25, 1876

 
 
Wooden Leg Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2011
1. Wooden Leg Hill Marker
Inscription. The hill in front of you was occupied by Lakota, and Cheyenne during the fight on Last Stand Hill. An unknown Sioux warrior wearing a warbonnet was killed here while firing his rifle at soldiers positioned behind a horse barricade on the crest of the ridge behind you. As soldier carbine fire ceased, victorious warriors rush the hill.

"A Sioux wearing a war bonnet was lying down behind a clump of sagebrush on the hillside only a short distance north of where now is a big stone...He was...up ahead of me. Many other Indians were near him...The Sioux was peeping up and firing a rifle...a soldier bullet hit him exactly in the middle of the forehead...The shots quit coming from the soldiers...All of the Indians then jumped and rushed forward...The air was full of dust and smoke. Everybody was greatly excited."
Wooden Leg, Northern Cheyenne
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Wooden Leg
 
Location. 45° 34.27′ N, 107° 25.695′ 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 Visitor's Center. 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. Seventh Cavalry Horse Cemetery (here, next to this

Wooden Leg Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Wooden Leg Hill Marker
marker); Little Bighorn Indian Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Peace Through Unity (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 1984 Archeological Survey (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Companies C & E (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Markers (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crow Agency.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Marker on Little Bighorn Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Marker on Little Bighorn Battlefield
Wooden Leg Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 8, 2011
4. Wooden Leg Hill
 
 
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 868 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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