Wassenberg Art Center

Fools Crow

Fools Crow, an Oglala Sioux and brother of Chief Eagle Bear, was an 11-year old apprentice warrior in 1876. After witnessing most of the Battle of Little Big Horn from benchlands overlooking the battlefield, he joined other youngsters who swarmed around Custer's command. He recalled shooting arrows into soldiers' bodies, but believed most if not all of them were already dead.

"He seemed willing to refer to the Custer fight, but modest about his exploit. I asked him to explain, since I knew his language , though he didn't know English."
David Humphreys Miller, Near Kyle, SD

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