Date of Battle: January 7, 1877
Location of Battle: Birney, MT
GPS N: 47-19.180
Participants: Crow Scouts for General Miles and a few Cheyenne warriors from a camp on Hanging Woman Creek.
Three Cheyenne women were coming back down Hanging Woman Creek from a Sioux camp when they were discovered by some Crow Scouts working for General Miles. After their capture, a few Cheyenne warriors tried to rescue them but were repelled. The following day the battle at Wolf Mountain (Battle Butte) took place.
For more information see:
Battles and Skirmishes of the great Sioux War
The Fighting Cheyennes
Personal Recollections of General Nelson A Miles
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