Crow Agency in Big Horn County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Lame White Man Charge
Little Bighorn Battleﬁeld
This knoll was contested by Indians and soldiers. Some evidence indicates soldiers of Company C occupied this position since bodies of Sergeants Finckle and Finley were found here.
Indian testimony suggests that Southern Cheyenne war leader Lame White Man led a charge near this ridge.
Other theories places his assault near Deep Ravine below Last Stand Hill.
“The first dead soldier we found was Sergeant Finley of my own company . . . his body was stuck full of arrows. The dead lay plainly in sight, all being stripped of clothing and we passed on toward Calhoun, finding Sergeant Finckle on the way.”
“About 40 of the soldiers came galloping from the east part of the ridge down toward the river, toward where most of the Cheyennes and many Oglalas were hidden. The Indians ran back to a deep gulch. The soldiers stopped and got off their horses. Lame White Man, the Southern Cheyenne Chief, came on his horse and called us to come back and fight . . . Then Lame White Man called out: ‘Come. We can kill all of them. ”
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 45° 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. Greasy Grass Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Calhoun Hill (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 and soldiers in close contact fighting.
Also see . . . The Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876. (Submitted on August 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
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 225 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.