Man claiming to be survivor of Battle of the Little Bighorn gives an account of his experiences

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Man claiming to be survivor of Battle of the Little Bighorn gives an account of his experiences - Old Indian Asierts He Was Eye Witness to...
Old Indian Asierts He Was Eye Witness to Historic Massacre Scene. ir of oi Lawton, Okla., Jan. 2—An old Indian «out, who < laim* i<> have witness'd the* m a.-sac re of Cien- eral Custer and to trace hi: an- i,< »try to th«* famou McAlpin inmily of the east, came to Uw- ton to visit once atr;«in before h;> death the place of his birth. VV. B. “Curley” Hicks ha.> followed followed the trail of adventure for more than four score years an«, now the trial has led back home “I know I have been failing the past year and so I came back t<* visit my birthplace,” Raid the old timer when he arived here. Hicks, who claims his real nam* is McAlpin and that he is th* non of th>* iale George McAlpir tcunder of the Philadelphia Ma sonic I«»«1^**, tells a story as thriII- inti and as adventurous as those ol the Diamond Dick novels of generations ago. With his long, silvery hair hanging to his shoulders, the pioneer, who stands erect ami walks with a firm step despite his ago of HS> years, recites minute minute details of Custer’s last staml in Wyoming. Other persons claim tl-**y are survivors of Custei * j la.a stand but they ar<- ”fak« s” declares Hicks. “Why should I say 1 have had , tl.es« experience* if there is no I truth behind my statements,” the i ol«t scout asks. "I have been j traveling about 50 years and j proofs of my adventures ar«* in the historical societies’ records. ‘•Curley” said that Cutter wn j a lieutenant colonel, not a gener-i al. He said that Custer < widow j lives in New York and that Sit- j ting Hull wa «-inht miles away when Custer and his men were j killed. He said Chief («all con- 1 «iucted the iai«i against Custer. | Custer saw h<- was greatly out- j numbered and motioned for Hicks j to come to him. lb* gave the : scout a message to be delivcre«l j t«» General Terrey. Hicks claim- 1 ed that when about 50 paces away he turned an«l saw Custer] p.ace his hand to hi> head and side and fall, mortally wounded. Hicks said he picked up two Ir.dian bodies, held them again t him as a shield, and escaped. Alive to the present, the ol«i scout, recalled «lays when buffalo buffalo roamed the prairies and long- ) lu.rns stirred th«- dus/t of western j trails as the happiest days of his life. He speaks of P. T. Hurnum in the same manner as as he refers to Buffalo Bill. He i claims he got Ann«* Oakley her | first job with Buffalo Bill in >'< w Orleans. When Hicks was

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  1. The Camden News,
  2. 01 Jan 1930, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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