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Yellow Nose's Story of the Battle
YELLOW NOSE'S STORY
[Geary, Oklahoma, 1911]
YELLOW NOSE SAID TO BE THE INDIAN WHO KILLED CUSTER ... The belief [is] firmly held among the old warriors of the Northern Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes in Oklahoma that Custer was slain by Yellow Nose, a Ute Indian now living on his allotment on the North Canadian River, near the town of Geary, Ok. The Indians have believed this for thirty-five years. Yellow Nose, who is not a boaster, merely says that he killed a man, an officer, who, other Indians said, was Custer. Yellow Nose had not seen Custer prior to the battle. [Note: Yellow Nose presently ranks #11 on the Astonisher.com Who Killed Custer List.]
This man, whose tribesmen so resolutely state he took Custer's life, is now about 57 years old and well preserved, save that he has been blind for many years from a blow across the forehead in the Little Big Horn fight, which eventually destroyed his eyesight...
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