How many Indians died at the 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn?

Ask the Marshall – Little Big Horn

How many Indians died at the 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn?

Vanessa Grandos
Scottsdale, Arizona

The best number to go by is 31 warriors plus 10 noncombatants, not counting the Indian scouts working for the U.S. Army.

Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official state historian and the vice president of the Wild West History Association.  His latest book is Arizona’s Outlaws and Lawmen.

If you have a question, write: Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327 or e-mail him at marshall.trimble@scottsdalecc.edu

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