Post by Brian-Ghilliotti on Jun 22, 2017 17:17:25 GMT -5
I am curious to know if a tactical study has been done on the Battle of Crowheart Buttes? This was a four day battle between the Shoshones and Bannocks on one side fighting against the Crows. The conflict erupted after sloppy treaty drafting gave theses Native American groups ownership over the same lands (as it was in the right of military authorities to 'give' this land to either group in the first place)!
Given that this engagement lasted at least four days, it must have been a pretty large scale battle. I would not know, but it must have one of the largest Plains battles -either native vs cavalry OR native vs native- in the 19th century. Which makes me wonder if any tactical reconstruction of this four day battle has ever been done.
I was also wondering if one could visit this battleground, much like one can visit other Plains battlefields? I would imagine that if this battlefield was preserved, it would have been dine under tribal authority. Or has the battlefield been overtaken by developers and ranchers?
According to the link below, I presume at least one part of the battlefield has been preserved, but as a non Native American I cannot visit it.