Wooden Leg Hill

Wooden Leg Hill (HMUO5)

Location: Garryowen, MT 59031 Big Horn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 34.27', W 107° 25.695'

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June 25, 1876

The hill in front of you was occupied by Lakota, and Cheyenne during the fight on Last Stand Hill. An unknown Sioux warrior wearing a warbonnet was killed here while firing his rifle at soldiers positioned behind a horse barricade on the crest of the ridge behind you. As soldier carbine fire ceased, victorious warriors rush the hill.

"A Sioux wearing a war bonnet was lying down behind a clump of sagebrush on the hillside only a short distance north of where now is a big stone...He was...up ahead of me. Many other Indians were near him...The Sioux was peeping up and firing a rifle...a soldier bullet hit him exactly in the middle of the forehead...The shots quit coming from the soldiers...All of the Indians then jumped and rushed forward...The air was full of dust and smoke. Everybody was greatly excited."
Wooden Leg, Northern Cheyenne
Wooden Leg

HM NumberHMUO5
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 10:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 310528 N 5049271
Decimal Degrees45.57116667, -107.42825000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 34.27', W 107° 25.695'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 34' 16.20" N, 107° 25' 41.70" W
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Area Code(s)406
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 311 Unnamed Road, Garryowen MT 59031, US
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