|As Custer, and the 5 troops that went with him, moved towards the Indian encampment, he called a halt. With a small group of officers and scouts he rode to a high point of land, now known as Weir Point. Here he gazed down into the vast village. Turning to his four Crow scouts he released them of further duty; their job was to locate the camp (which they had done), not to fight.
One Crow scout, Curly, rode back to the column with Custer. The other three, White Man Runs Him, Goes Ahead, and Hairy Moccasin remained on the bluff and fired into the village, the subject of this painting. They then returned to Reno’s men and survived the battle.
Curly rode with the troops until the battle began and then he, too, rode away to a far hill and from there he was able to watch the wiping out of Custer and his troopers.