Rosebud battle draws little interest
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JUNE 18, 2001

An 1876 clash between the US Army and Sioux and Cheyenne warriors which was just as large as the infamous Battle of the Little Bighorn has been ignored, lament historians.

The Battle of the Rosebud took place southeast of the other clash, about 20 miles north of the present Montana-Wyoming border. Indian warriors surprised Gen. George Crook on June 17 at Rosebud Creek, who then retreated to another camp.

By failing to defeat the tribes, Crook is often blamed for Lt. Col. George Custer's defeat at Little Bighorn. The victory apparently stregthened the warrior's morale, and definitely their numbers, for the latter battle.

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Few remember fierce Rosebud battle (The Billings Gazette 6/18)

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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument -

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