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"Rescue on the Rosebud"
Bronze Ed. of 35
25"H x 20"L x 18"W


On June 17, 1876, eight days prior to the Battle of the Little Bighorn, a large number of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors surprised General George Crook and his troops of 1325 on Rosebud Creek.  The Indians fought with cohesion and organization, seldom seen by the Army.  After adjusting to organized attacks, the Indians shifted back to guerrilla-style tactics, which totally frustrated the rhythm of the Cavalry.

During one of these daring charges and countercharges, an individual act of bravery was recorded.  A Cheyenne warrior by the name of Comes-In-Sight was rescued from certain death.  One of Crook's men had dropped Comes-In-Sight's mount, leaving him afoot and easy prey for the scouts who closed in for the kill.  Suddenly, from out of nowhere, dashed an unknown zig-zagging rider with bullets kicking up dust all around the rescuer.  Swinging himself up behind his savior, they escaped together.  The person who so gallantly ignored the perils of the situation was the sister of Comes-In-Sight, Buffalo-Calf-Road-Woman.  For her act of bravery, the Cheyennes recall with much pride the Battle of the Rosebud as the Battle "Where the Girl Saved Her Brother"

Source: Battle of the Rosebud, Prelude to the Little Bighorn by Neil Mangum.

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