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

Greasy Grass Ridge

Little Bighorn Battlefield

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. Greasy Grass Ridge Marker
Inscription.
Warriors ascend the large ravine behind you pursuing Custerís troops. Soldiers retreat through the area to your front and right. Indians position themselves along the ridge to your left knows as Greasy Grass Ridge. Archeologists discovered numerous Indian cartridge cases in this area.

When whole command was at Finley (hill to your right and front), the volleys were fired, and they were fired at the Sioux who were closing in.”
- - - Curley, Crow Scout.

At the south side, on the deep gulches and behind the ridges between the soldiers and the river, I found none but Cheyennes and Oglalas. ”
- - - Kate Big Head, Southern Cheyenne.

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 45° 33.516′ N, 107° 25.337′ W. 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 walking distance of this marker. Lame White Man Charge (within shouting distance of this marker); Calhoun Hill
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By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Greasy Grass Ridge Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Calhoun Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Companies F and I (approx. half a mile away); Deep Ravine (approx. 0.6 miles away); Keogh – Crazy Horse Fight (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cheyenne Warrior Markers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Indian Encampment (approx. 0.7 miles 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 firing from the ridge.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876. (Submitted on August 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Greasy Grass Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Greasy Grass Ridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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