Sibley's Scouts

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Date of Battle: July 8, 1876

Location of Battle: North central Wyoming

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Participants: Lt. Frederick W Sibley with 30 men are chased by large group Sioux warriors.

General Crook wanted some Crow Indian scouts to accompany him on his expedition north so he sent 2 of his scouts along with some of the best men under the command of Lt. Sibley to the Crow village in Montana. Their trail was picked up by the Sioux the very first day out and an ambush was set for them.  The trap was sprung and the scouts made it away into the Bighorn Mountains on foot where they spent another 2 days avoiding all the war parties that were spying on Crook's camp on Goose Creek. 

For more information see:

Battles and Skirmishes of the great Sioux War

The Sioux Indian Wars

Traveler's Guide to the Great Sioux War

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