Tongue River


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Other Names:  Prairie Dog Creek

Date of Battle: June 9, 1876

Location of Battle: Decker, MT  (Battle was in Wyoming)

GPS  N: 44-59.123

         W: 106-50.479

Participants: General Crook with his Wyoming Column against Crazy Horse and his Sioux war party.

The Indians shot at the Army camp along the creek but all the tents were empty.  The Indians broke under the accurate of the return fire and soon fled.  No lives were lost on either side.

For more information see:

Battles and Skirmishes of the great Sioux War

Campaign With Crook

Indian Fights and Fighters

Indian Wars of the West


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