Greasy Grass Victory
1893 Map of the Little Bighorn Battlefield
6" x 8"
Joe Pulliam, Oglala Lakota
Map Origin: From Tenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1888-89, Washington Government Printing Office 1893.
Here follows the story of Red-Horse— the map of the Little-Bighorn battlefield and adjacent territory, embracing part of Montana and the Dakotas, drawn at Cheyenne River agency, South Dakota, in 1881. The map as now presented is reduced to one-sixteenth from the original, which is drawn in colors on a sheet of manila paper. The letters were not on the original and are inserted for reference from the descriptive text, as follows:
a, Wind River mountains, called by the Sioux “the Enemies' mountains.” b, Bighorn mountains. c, Missouri river. d, Yellowstone river. e, Bighorn river. f, Little Bighorn river, called by the Sioux Greasy Grass creek and Grass Greasy creek. g, Indian camp. h, battlefield. i, Dry creek. j, Rosebud river. k, Tongue river. l, Powder river. m. Little Missouri river. n, Cheyenne river, called by the Sioux Good river. The North and South Forks are drawn but not lettered. o, Bear butte. p, Black hills. q, Cheyenne agency. r, Moreau or Owl creek. s, Thin butte. t, Rainy butte. u, White butte. r, Grand or Ree river. w, Ree village. x, White Earth river. y, Fort Buford.