Curly Joins His Comrades

 

Today in History, May 23: 1923 – US Army Scout Curly, a Crow Indian, is laid to rest at Little Big Horn where George Armstrong Custer and the remainder of the 7th Cavalry Regiment had been killed. Curly had been part of a contingent of Crow Scouts attached to the army as allies against the Sioux. As the battle began Custer dismissed the scouts so they could seek safety. Curly stayed…until he realized how hopeless the situation was. He made his way to a hill about 2 miles from the battlefield where he watched the events unfold. He then rode quickly to warn other regiments of the massacre. Thus after his death from pneumonia on May 21, he was buried with the 7th.

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