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Northern Cheyenne share accounts of Bighorn

Breaking 100 years of silence, members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana are sharing their accounts of the June 28, 1876, Battle of Little Bighorn.

Cheyenne warriors helped defeat Lt. Col. George Custer and the 7th U.S. Cavalry. But they imposed a vow of silence for "100 summers" for fear of retribution.

Now that the time is approaching, the tribe is compiling an official history of the battle, to be made public later this year. The story begins with the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864, which hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapahos were killed by U.S. Soldiers, and leads to the death of Custer and his men.

Get the Story:
Northern Cheyenne break vow of silence (The Helena Independent Record 6/28)

Relevant Links:
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument -

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