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Long Commander

Long Commander (Fast Hawk), an Oglala Sioux warrior in 1876, was one of Crazy Horse's ardent followers in the Battle of Little Big horn. After forcing Reno's command into a headlong retreat, Long Commander and his fellow warriors followed Crazy horse in a sweeping maneuver to encircle Custer's command and bring the troopers to a standstill and annihilation. Uncertain as to how many soldiers he may have slain, Long Commander remembered counting four coups and capturing five cavalry mounts.

"Crazy Horse shouted to us 'come-on Lakota (Sioux) it's a good day to die. 'This excited us even more, for our greatest glory as warriors would be to die in battle."
Wanblee, SD 1940

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