Oct. 18, 2019

11 - The Fetterman Fight (or the Battle Of The Hundred In Hand)

11 - The Fetterman Fight (or the Battle Of The Hundred In Hand)

On a frigid December day in 1866, Captain William J. Fetterman led his troops into the teeth of an estimated force of anywhere between 1 to 2 thousand Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors. These warriors annihilated the captain and his entire...


On a frigid December day in 1866, Captain William J. Fetterman led his troops into the teeth of an estimated force of anywhere between 1 to 2 thousand Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors. These warriors annihilated the captain and his entire command in a short, brutal fashion. Fetterman allegedly once boasted “Give me 80 men and I could ride through the whole Sioux Nation. He died with exactly 80 men. Who was Fetterman? Was he really the Custer-like blood thirsty arrogant military officer that may people believe him to be? Why were the Lakota so pissed off? And who the hell was Crazy Horse? Find out all this and more on this newest history sure is complicated massacre edition of Bloody Beaver Podcast!

Admittedly not my best episode. I was exhausted and sleep deprived whilst recording and it shows. Low energy. Hope it’s not too boring!

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