Long (Tall) Sioux and Brave Bear gave the following statement about the Little Big Horn Battle to George Bent in Sept. 1905, published in Richard Hardorff's Indian Views of the Custer Fight, with my annotations in brackets. Long (Tall) Sioux was a Lakota who married into the Southern Cheyenne tribe. Brave Bear was a Southern Cheyenne:
Brave Bear and Long Sioux tell me [that the] Sioux and Cheyennes were dancing all night after the Custer fight. [Note: These celebrations were heard by the surviving troopers under Reno's command during the evening of June 25th.] The big village did not move [away] until they [had] seen [the] troops [under Gen. Terry and Gibbon] coming up the Little Big Horn [valley on June 26th]. [ A] good many women and children ran to the [western] hills when Custer first came in sight, but all [of them] came back and went to [the place] where Custer and his men were killed. Brave Bear and Long Sioux say there was lots of fussing and quarreling among [the] Sioux after the fight over [ownership of the] horses and guns that were captured. [The] Sioux very often quarrel over the plunder. I have seen this myself.
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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."