As history is usually recorded by the victors, it is instructive to have an opportunity to contrast a perspective from the vanquished. However, when both parties are from colonized minorities, and there is also a colonizer's view, the opportunity exists for the almost unique comparison of one etic and two emic accounts. The battle of Crowheart Butte, Wyoming, in 1866, provides such an opportunity, illustrating how each group maintains its own historicity and how the different versions can offer some additional insight into one another.

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