The following is a statement about the Little Big Horn battle by the Brule Paul Noisy, given to Joseph Masters at the Rosebud Indian Agency, South Dakota, on July 25th, 1936, published in Richard Hardorff's book Indian Views of the Custer Fight, with my annotations in brackets:
[ I] talked to Paul Noisy, a full-blood Sioux whose father was in the Custer battle. [The] interpreter was Louis Roubidoux, or Roubideaux. Paul Noisy says [that the] Custer battle lasted about 2 1/2 hours. [Note: This time estimate for the length of the Custer Fight mirrors very closely the conclusion reached in the Participant Timeline of the battle as posted here at the forum.] [He] says [that the] soldiers shot in nearly every direction. [He] says [that] Crazy Horse was the real [Indian] leader of the fight. [He] says it was [the] custom of [the] Indians to select someone to ride out in front of [the] Indians and in front of [the] enemy. [Note: Other Indian accounts describe this occurring in front of the Keogh battalion deployed on Battle Ridge.] Crazy Horse was selected [to do this] and was regarded as [the] real [war] leader [of the Indians]. Foolish Elk corroborated this, says Roubideaux (before Foolish Elk died).
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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."