reached the following conclusions, very similar, I might add, to those reached by George Bird Grinnell:
The entire group of Indian warriors participating in this grim battle all testify that had Reno pushed his charge when he first attacked the Indian camp, that they would have fled in confusion, for the attack was unexpected.... They further testify that after Reno made his first attack ... and in desperation made his bungling retreat, had he later come to the aid of Custer with the added reinforcements of Benteen, French & Weir, who begged him to hear the appeal of Custer's rapid volleys, Custer would have broken the Indian camp. Reno remained on the hill until every gun was silent.
Reno failed. Custer was slain. This conclusion is the voice of the Indian.
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"The more I see of movement here (Little Big Horn Battlefield), the more I have admiration for Custer, and I am satisfied his like will not be found very soon again.”
~ Gen. Nelson Miles, Commanding General of the Army ------
"With our cherished ones deliverance within our grasp we waited breathless two hours, for the order that never came."