General George Crook
Often forgotten because of General Custer, Crook spared the lives of many Native Americans as he marched his men out of Montana after the Battle of the Little Bighorn. He arrived in today's Harding County where there is a monument to those who lost their lives in the Battle of Slim Buttes.
- 1881 Courthouse Museum*
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- Slim Buttes Monument*
- SDPB Article
- Charles P. Elliott, "An Indian Reservation Under General George Crook," Military Affairs 12 no. 2 (Summer 1948): 91-102.
Image Citation: Enright, Gary. "The Forgotten Soldier - General George Crook." SDPB. http://www.sdpb.org/blogs/images-of-the-past/george-crook-the-forgotten-general/.