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Markers to pay tribute to Cheyenne warriors

New markers will be dedicated on Saturday in honor of four Cheyenne warriors who died at the Battle of Little Bighorn on June 25, 1876.

The young warriors are known as the "Suicide Boys'' for agreeing to sacrifice their lives in the battle. They charged Army forces so that other Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors could move in closer and defeat Lt. Col. George Custer's 7th Calvary.

"A Cheyenne warrior fell here on June 25, 1876, while defending the Cheyenne way of life," the markers read.

The stories of Little Whirlwind, Cut Belly, Closed Hand and Noisy Walking were compiled by John Stands In Timber, whose Cheyenne grandfathers fought at Little Bighorn.

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