As told by CHIEF FLYING HAWK
M. I. McCREIGHT (Tchanta Tanka)
Publishers, New York
Copyright 1936, By M. I. McCreight
All Rights Reserved
Chief Flying Hawk's Tales
The Story of Chief Flying Hawk's Life
The Custer Fight
The Chief Tells of Red Cloud and Red Cloud's Speech
The Last Sun Dance
|CHIEF FLYING HAWK|
|Chief Flying Hawk at 62|
As Troop Commander, Headquarters
Troop, 7th Cavalry, U. S. Army, stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, I am
interested in the completion of history outlining the misfortunes this
Regiment encountered while under the command of General Custer at the
battle of Little Big Horn. I have read the manuscript of the old Indian
Chief telling his experiences, in company with his cousin, Crazy Horse,
in that historic affair. It is something new, and I think it is
important because it helps clear up the fog of mystery, which for sixty
years, has clouded the happenings and sustained the controversy
regarding that unfortunate military disaster.|
It is well known that Crazy Horse had a leading part in the fight; he led the Sioux in nearly every contest with U. S. Troops during the strenuous days following the Bozeman Trail troubles, and he was never conquered; his fame increases with the passing of time; for him the only monument erected by the Government, was placed recently, to mark the spot where he met a sad and untimely death, at Fort Robinson. Cousin and constant chum of the war chief, the author of this account of the fight gives us a story that merits the serious consideration of every fair-minded reader.
Personal acquaintance with the author of the book; his early day experiences on the frontier; his intimate acquaintance and long intercourse with Indians, justifies me in believing that a grateful public will read Flying Hawk's Tales with more than ordinary delight and satisfaction.
JOHN P. SCOTT, Captain, 7th Cavalry.
Fort Bliss, Texas, April, 1936.