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Why did so many people want to kill Frank Finkel (maybe - maybe not)?


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There were a lot claims of survivors  from the 5 companies  with Custer at the Little Big Horn after the battle.   The only really credible one IMHO was that of Frank Finkel.   Here is an interesting documentary about his case (a bit long I know but interesting if your mind runs to such things):

There were scattered reports of  Seventh Cavalry soldiers' bodies being found long after the battle at locations far from the battlefield.  And for various reasons the body count at the battlefield itself was never accurately pinned down.  Some of the Native Americans also provided a few accounts (long after the battle) that suggested a few soldiers had escaped.

Here is a brief Wiki article (not the world's most reliable source I know but it seems to boil the documentry and book down fairly well).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Finkel

Here is one of the books written on the subject:

https://www.amazon.com/Custer-Survivor-Myth-Beginning-Legend/dp/193390903X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=custer+survivor&qid=1576959862&s=books&sr=1-1

Whether you believe it or not it is a pretty interesting story.

Edited by Wandering Tellurian
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