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Crowheart Butte in Wyoming JN039994

Crowheart Butte in Wyoming was the site of the Crowheart Butte Battle of 1866 between the Crow Indians and the Eastern Shoshone tribe. When the combatants proved to be too evenly matched for either to win without great casualties, they agreed to a duel to the death between their chieftains to determine which group would win the battle and the hunting rights for which they were fighting. When the Shosone chief won the fight, he placed the heart of the Crow chief on his lance to show respect for the Crow chief's bravery in the battle.

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Taken on October 24, 2010