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Only the Indians stood in their way. ’ That Custer, whether knowingly or not, participated in this plan is crucially important. It was his expedition into the Black Hills (an area the Indians held sacred) that precipitated the most famous Indian War and led to the battle that resulted in Custer’s death. In 1874, Custer was stationed at Fort Abraham Lincoln (on the Missouri River) and it was from there that his 1200 strong ‘fort survey’ party departed on 2 July. Included in the personnel were some suspicious additions - two prospectors and three journalists.
Fetterman, pursuing a small band of Indians, rode straight past the lumber team and gave chase. But it was a trap. The entire party was completely surrounded and outnumbered, and it was only the timely arrival of Carrington’s small contingent that scattered the Indians and saved the day. Fetterman was admonished, but it seemed to have little effect. The Indian forays continued almost daily, while Red Cloud planned his most audacious attack yet. On 19 December they attacked and goaded a force under Captain Powell, but Powell was no idiot and refused to be drawn.
He also addressed a pro-Indian rally in the New York Cooper Institute and received a rousing reception. But thereafter, he was somewhat cowed at the enormous resources available to the whites. One thing’s for sure - Red Cloud the war chief was no more. Elsewhere, his one-time ally, Crazy Horse, took up the fight. His war with the whites would continue and it was ironic that Crazy Horse was finally persuaded to give himself up at the Red Cloud Agency, by his old friend, the great chief himself. Red Cloud died in 1909.