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Ohiyesa's Story of the Battle
MANY WERE in the midst of their meal when from the south end of the camp came the warning cry: "Woo Woo hay-ay hay-ay. Warriors to your saddles; the white soldiers are now upon us."
Led by Sitting Bull's nephew Lone Bull [also called One Bull] they [the young men who had been playing on the flats] would have forced him [Maj. Marcus Reno] back had it not been for the prompt interference of Gall, Rain-in-the-Face and Spotted Eagle. "Wait-wait," they said -- "We are not ready. Hold them until there are warriors enough upon their ponies."
In the midst of the confusion Sitting Bull stood by his tepee and addressed his people thus: "Warriors, we have everything to fight for and if we are defeated we shall have nothing to live for; therefore let us fight like brave men."
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Gall, Crow King, Black Moon and Rain-in-the-Face now joined the young men; this encouraged the latter so much that no sooner had Lone Bull given the war whoop for the charge than the soldiers retreated. The first company endeavored to return the way they came...
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