This is an important historical location as it significantly foreshadows Custer's Last Stand. Custer was part of a three-pronged strategy and he was not even in command of his segment, General Terry was and Custer served at his behest. Crook's command was surprised literally during a coffe-break by Crazy Horse, who aggressively attacked the command. It was only saved for the fate awaiting Custer by the brave action of their Indian scouts who held off Crazy Horse until Crook's command mobilized. Important because this action by Crazy Horse indicated a very aggressive posture on the part of this large Indian encampment, not the usual scattering when confronted by the military. Crook retreated in the gace of this attack and basically took the rest of the summer off, without telling either Terry/Custer or Gibbon, who led the third prong. So, an important site. But, this appears a hiking location, not a drive-tour, as is Little Bighorn. Maps provided are poor, as those at Little Bighorn are excellent. I could not find the trail, or any trail with my car. Landscape is beautiful and worth a visit to see the scenery, but a poorly presented historical site. The information when you arrive is excellent, telling the full story. However, those really wanting to see what happened where will really have to hike versus drive. Given that Little Bighorn Rangers kept warning of rattlesnakes in the region and that there was no cell-phone reception or even the hint of any Rangers or other living person in the area, not conducive to parking your car and hiking out with poorly presented maps. Too bad. Location badly needs some work to make it more user-friendly. Could be an important site as only about one hour drive from Little Bighorn.
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