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05 April 2013

The Bravest Man


Most of them were left just where they fell.
We came to the man with big mustache;
he lay down the hills towards the river.
The Indians did not take his buckskin shirt.
The Sioux said, 'That is a big chief. That is Long Hair.'
I don’t know. I had never seen him. The man
on the white-faced horse was the bravest man.




Two Moon, a Cheyenne chief, recalling the Battle of Little Bighorn in an interview for McClure’s Magazine, September 1898. Via Futility Closet. Submitted by Gabriel Smy.

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