S4 | E4: RED CLOUD'S WAR — "Fetterman's Fight"


After months of continuous attacks by Red Cloud’s forces, the besieged soldiers in Fort Phil Kearny reach their lowest point. Crazy Horse argues that the time is right for an all-out assault. It’s winter 1866 and the small army outpost is virtually isolated on the High Plains.

Red Cloud runs a series of tests to see how the army soldiers will react to battle with his warriors. The results are encouraging and he agrees the time is right to destroy the fort. On December 21, 1866, Crazy Horse lures American soldiers into a trap and Red Cloud unleashes his war party…

Season 4Chris Wimmer