Hanging Woman


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Date of Battle: January 7, 1877

Location of Battle: Birney, MT

GPS  N: 47-19.180

         W: 106-31.166

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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