THOMAS R. BUECKER In 1877, foUowing the defeat of Lt. Col. George A. Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, military operations against raiding bands of Lakota, or western Sioux, Indians in the northern Black Hills were greatly overshadowed by army activities in the Yellowstone country of southeast Montana. To army commanders, the occasional raids by small roving bands of Indians were of minor importance when compared to the task of subduing the large hostile bands under leaders like Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. Nevertheless, Black Hills settlers and miners considered their situation desperate, and troops were dispatched to the Black Hills several times in 1877. Although military operations like the Deadwood Expedition and the subsequent Crow Creek fight played a minor role in the closing chapters of the Great Sioux War, they indicated the need for a permanent post in the Black Hills and contributed to a long-lasting military presence in the region.
During the months after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, sizeable numbers were generated.... (17 billion?? )
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If it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, and looks like a duck ~ it is probably a goose.
It was more than significant, it ended the NA resistance; as if the oxygen was drained from the fighting spirit of a noble breed of warrior..! We are left with consumerism on a grand and frightening scale. So, who ultimately won?
General of the Army (Medicine Man/Chief))