Chief James Cedar, a full blood Sioux of the Porcupine District, Pine Ridge Indian reservation, is a veteran of the Custer battle in the Little Big Horn mountains in 1876. He was 17 years old at the time and remembers clearly the details of the terrible conflict in which Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull so completely annihilated Gen. Custer's troops. The only white survivor of the battle, Peter Thompson, who lived on the Little Missouri, north of the Belle Fouche, S.D., passed away last winter. Chief Cedar says that, despite reports to the contrary, no one knows when Custer, himself, fell in the fight. Due to the noise and confusion, no one, either among the Whites or the Indians, knew just when the General was killed. Cedar says too that the Indians rifles were better than those of the soldiers, and that the soldier's rifles sometimes jammed. It was a bitter remorseless fight and a heavy toll was taken of Indian forces.
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