Little Big Man - Chapters 18-20 Summary & Analysis

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Little Big Man is standing outside his lodge as dawn begins to break. He talks with his pony, who warns him that there will be a big fight soon. He argues with his horse, but then a band begins to play and cavalry horses suddenly fly along the flatland on the side of the riverbed. Shots are being fired.

Although the Cheyenne are peacefully camped on reservation land, General George Armstrong Custer’s men attack, shooting everyone they see. Little Big Man rushes back to his lodge and has his wife and child lie flat under a buffalo hide. He runs to find Old Lodge Skins and get him to safety. After collecting his medicine bag, his war bonnet, his special blanket and more, Old Lodge Skins walks with Little Big Man into the Washita River, meeting up with other Cheyenne who have escaped the...

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