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

Deep Coulee

Little Bighorn Battlefield

 
 
Deep Coulee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. Deep Coulee Marker
Inscription.
After the brief encounter near the river, Custerís two companies retreat up the ravine to your right known as Deep Coulee. The remainder of Custerís command skirmishes with warriors on the high ridge ½ mile to your right. Seizing the initiative, Crow King, Gall, and Two Moons lead warriors in pursuit of the retreating soldiers.

While Custerís firing at the cut bank was in progress, I saw no large body of Indians fording, but as soon as we began to retreat they must have swarmed across both above and below us, for we had not proceeded one-third of the way to the ridge before the Sioux were thick upon both our left and right flanks firing into us heavily.”
- - - Curley, Crow Scout.

The Indians rode in many small parties streaming northeast up the ravine toward the troops. ”
- - - White Bull, Minneconjou Lakota

Before fight started, we drove him (Custer) up a slope to a ridge and over to other side of it. Soldiers (were) mounted all (time) and kept going right along.”
- - - He Dog, Oglala Lakota.

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 45° 32.963′ N, 107° 24.827′ W. Marker
Deep Coulee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Deep Coulee Marker
is in Crow Agency, Montana, in Big Horn County. Marker is on Little Bighorn Battlefield Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on 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 (here, next to this marker); Medicine Tail Coulee Ford (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian Encampment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Medicine Tail Coulee (approx. half a mile away); Greasy Grass Ridge (approx. ĺ mile away); Lame White Man Charge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Calhoun Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Calhoun Hill (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crow Agency.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a picture of Indians pursuing a group of retreating soldiers.
 
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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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