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Interview with Strike Two, July 23, 19121
Up the Rosebud we found trail and on morning of June 25 got word that Sioux camp had been located. At divide on June 25 Custer said, "There are other soldiers coming to attack the village, and I want to be there first so that we will get the honor of fighting the Sioux. I want you to charge the camp first and capture all the horses you can."
At lone tepee Custer became impatient and said that we were slow and if he had to urge us again to go forward he would take our guns and horses and put us afoot. We now started out fast and forded Little Bighorn and soon overtook a bunch of horses herded by two Sioux. We followed horses and soon saw the village, and Sioux came out of village to help the two herders.
The village was not stirred up and Forked Horn, Red Foolish Bear, Little Brave, Watoksha,2 Caroo,3 Machpiya Sha,4 Bobtail Bull and Strikes Two . . . had a little skirmish, and Bobtail said, "Look for a means of escape if the soldiers were to retreat, as there are more people here than we thought. . . ." All this was while the soldiers were deploy-
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1. Walter Camp field notes, folder 54, BYU Library. Strike Two was an Arikara scout born at Fort Clark, Dakota. He had been enlisted in 1873, 1874, and 1876. His fourth enlistment was on May 9, 1876, at Fort A. Lincoln. After crossing the Little Bighorn he aided in capturing a herd of Sioux ponies and driving them across the river to the ridgetop. He returned to Yellowstone Depot on the Powder River. He died on September 8, 1922, at Elbowood, North Dakota.
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2.Watoksha, also spelled Watokshu by Camp, was a Dakota Sioux scout also known as Ring Cloud, Spotted Horn Cloud, and Round Wooden Cloud.
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3.Caroo, also spelled Karu by Camp, was a Dakota Sioux scout also known as Bear Running In The Timber.
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4.Machpiya Sha, also spelled Mahcpiya Ska by Camp, was a Dakota Sioux scout also known as White Cloud.

 
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