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Having studied the map and written evidence who in your own opinion should be held mostly responsible for the defeat of the 3rd century cavalry on June 25th 1876.

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Thursday 14^th June 2001 806 Vikki Stonehouse Having studied the map and written evidence who in your own opinion should be held mostly responsible for the defeat of the 3^rd century cavalry on June 25^th 1876. On June 25^th 1876 General George Armstrong Custer and 225 men of the U.S. 7^th cavalry were wiped out by Sioux Indians, led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, at the battle of the Little Big Horn. It was the worst defeat suffered by the U.S. army in the wars against Indians. There are a lot of variations of what people say happened in this essay I want to hopefully awnser the question who in my opinion should be held mostly responsible for the defeat of the 3^rd century cavalry on June 25^th 1876. Here are some statements said by the Sioux Indians and the whites: Witnesses: Sitting Bull and Yellow Horse from the Sioux and Major Reno from the whites. ...read more.

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The night before, we had marched until 2a.m. And we had been on the move again by 6a.m. Several officers begged General Custer to have a rest day before the attack but he refused. He kept saying that the whole thing had to be finished by the end of June, so we could not rest. As I gazed at the village, it made me very angry that General Custer had refused General Terry's offer of 200 extra men of the 2^nd Cavalry, before we left the fort. I heard Custer say "No thank you sir, the seventh does not need any help". With another 100 men I would have considered making the charge but it would have been suicide to attack with my 150 tired men. I decided to fire on the camp from the cover of the trees. We spent the rest of the day retreating back to safety. Now I will move onto an interview with Sitting Bull and Yellow Horse . ...read more.

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Some of them staggered under the weight of their guns. We only left 50 warriors to keep them occupied. I met Custer when he came through the hills. At the sight of 1500 warriors he began to move backward up the hill. Just before he got to the top, Crazy Horse and another 1000 warriors charged down on him. Long Hair and his men were all dead in 20 minutes. Reporter :- Did you see Custer-Long Hair as you call him-fall? Yellow Horse :- Custer fought and Reno did not. Custer went to die and his fighting was superb. I never saw a man fight as custer did. He was out standing in the battle, directing his men. Sitting Bull :- Up there, where the last fight took place,the Long Hair stood there like a sheaf of corn with all the ears fallen around him. Reporter :- Not wounded? Sitting Bull :- No! Reporter :- When did he fall, did he cry out? Sitting Bull :- He killed a man when he fell. He laughed. He laughed as he fired his last shot. ...read more.

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