Little Big Man - Chapters 27-28 Summary & Analysis

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With Jack alongside, the scouts discover the remnants of a large Sioux camp, with drawings left in the sand. The drawings show white men falling headfirst (dying) into the Sioux camp. Jack is frustrated by the scout’s unwillingness to interpret that sign, so he tells Custer that the Native Americans are giving notice that they will stand and fight. Custer is amused, and Jack becomes an appointed kind of jester to the General, tasked with saying whatever comes to his mind.

They march all day, spend a sleepless night, then the word comes that the Native American village is about fifteen miles up the Little Bighorn River, which the Native Americans call the Greasy Grass. Although the scouts report that the Sioux are aware of the army’s presence, Custer refuses to believe it and even refuses to believe there is a large village...

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