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Across the Fence: Crazy Horse's Last Battle


The Great Sioux War of 1876-1877 was begun by an edict of the United States government in December of 1875. It was demanded that all of the tribes of the Cheyenne and Sioux nations that were then off their respective reservations must return no later than the 31st of January 1876. Failure to obey this command would classify the deserters as hostile enemies of the United States, to be relentlessly pursued and summarily punished. Runners from various agencies were sent out to notify those bands that were off the reservation. Although some bands complied with the directive, there were those li...

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