Crow Agency in Big Horn County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Cheyenne Warrior Markers
Little Bighorn Battleﬁeld
After the battle, Sioux and Cheyenne removed their dead and buried them in tipis, scaffolds, and adjacent hillsides in the Little Bighorn valley. Southern Cheyenne Chief “Ve’ho’enohnenehe” (Lame White Man) and Northern Cheyenne “Nestonevahtsestse” (Noisy Walking) fell below this ridge during the battle. Their families erected stone cairns to commemorate the casualty site of their loved ones.
In 1916 Sioux and Cheyenne battle veterans showed Cheyenne historian John Stands in Timber the cairns and he in turn showed them to Don Rickey, Jr., Custer Battlefield Chief Historian in 1956. In 1958 the National Park Service erected a wooden sign along the ridge to identify the site of Lame White Man’s death. On June 25, 1999, red granite markers were erected by the NPS adjacent to the cairns as fitting memorials and to help visitor understanding of known warrior casualty sites during the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
“Young men, come now with me and show your selves to be brave.”
“The soldiers were on the high ground and [in] one of the first charges we made, a Cheyenne Chief named White Man Cripple [Lame White Man] was killed.”
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 45° 34.051′ N, 107° 25.441′ W. Marker is in Crow Agency, Montana, in Big Horn County. Marker is on Little Bighorn Battlefield Road. 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. Keogh – Crazy Horse Fight (a few steps from this marker); Companies F and I (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Deep Ravine (about 800 feet away); Last Stand Hill, June 25, 1876 (approx. ¼ mile away); Memorial Markers (approx. ¼ mile away); Companies C & E (approx. ¼ mile away); Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Indian Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crow Agency.
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Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • 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 277 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.