Author(s): Stephen E. Ambrose
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On the sparkling morning of June 25, 1876, 611men of the United States 7th Cavalry rode toward thebanks of the Little Bighorn in the MontanaTerritory, where 3,000 Indians stood waiting for battle.The lives of two great warriors would soon beforever linked throughout history: Crazy Horse, leaderof the Oglala Sioux, and General George ArmstrongCuster. Both were men of aggression and supremecourage. Both became leaders in their societies atvery early ages; both were stripped of power, indisgrace, and worked to earn back the respect oftheir people. And to both of them, the unspoiledgrandeur of the Great Plains of North America was anirresistible challenge. Their parallel lives wouldpave the way, in a manner unknown to either, foran inevitable clash between two nations fightingfor possession of the openprairie."