The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Montana State Park of the Week Rosebud Battlefield State Park

 

August 25, 2021

Rosebud Battlefield is one of the most undeveloped, pristine battlefields in the nation. While looking for the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne villages of Chief Sitting Bull, Brigadier General George Cook, along with 1000 troops and Crow and Shoshone scouts, were unprepared for an organized attack.

On June 17, 1876, an equal or greater number of warriors led by Sioux Chief Crazy Horse and Cheyenne Chiefs Two Moon, Young Two Moons and Spotted Wolf, attacked the band of soldiers.

One of the largest battles of the Indian Wars, the Battle of Rosebud, or "Where the Girl Saved Her Brother" as referre...



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