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Rosebud Battlefield is associated with the lead up to the Battle of Little Bighorn. It represents the proactive position of the 1,500 Sioux and Northern Cheyenne as they forced the withdrawal of Brigadier General George Crook's 1,000 troops at Rosebud Creek. The presence of thousands of warriors and soldiers on the field on June 17, 1876, made the day one of the largest battles of the Indian wars. Eight days later, because Crook's troops were withdrawn from the war zone to resupply, they were not available to support Colonel Custer and his troops at Little Bighorn. The Lakota and Northern Cheyenne warriors overtook Colonel George Custer and his 263 soldiers at Little Bighorn. This defeat shocked the nation celebrating its Centennial and ultimately led to a counter attack and to the Lakota's loss of the Black Hills.


Bryan Pokras

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
My opinion is that the story of The Rosebud Battle is regretfully unappreciated by any serious student of the fight over the Black Hills between the Sioux And Cheyenne People and the U.S. military. The Rosebud fight has great significance to the fate of The 7th Cavalry at TLB. Bryan Pokras

John Birmingham

Sunday, June 26, 2016
This is part of our western history few people know of. It was over looked becsuse of Custers actions eight days later.

A Google User

Friday, June 3, 2011
Rosebud Battlefield was sold to MT fish and game by my grandfather, Mr Elmer E "Slim" Kobold. I have loved the piece of land since I was a child. Amazing history here in a seldom told story.

Benjamin Goldinger

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

Marek Jankowski

Sunday, June 9, 2013

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