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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Powder River’

On This Day, November 25, 1876

U.S. Army retaliates for the Little Bighorn massacre   U.S. troops under the leadership of General Ranald Mackenzie destroy the village of Cheyenne living with Chief Dull Knife on the headwaters of the Powder River. The attack was in retaliation against some of the Indians who had participated in the massacre of Custer and his men at Little Bighorn. Although the Sioux and Cheyenne won one of their greatest victories at Little Bighorn, the battle actually marked the beginning of the ... Full Story

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