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 Goes “Bah-suk-usk” Ahead

Goes “Bah-suk-usk” Ahead

Birth
Death 31 May 1919 (aged 66–67)
Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Section A, Grave 1443
Memorial ID 14670940 · View Source
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US Army Scout. Goes Ahead was one of several Crow scouts who accompanied LTC George Armstrong Custer against the Lakota & Cheyenne Nations in the Summer of 1876.

Just before Custer's Battalion engaged the Lakota & Cheyenne on June 25, 1876, Custer released his scouts. Goes Ahead and several other scouts joined up with Major Marcus Reno's Battalion and participated in the Valley and Hilltop Fights.

Goes Ahead later married Pretty Shield. They settled near the Little Bighorn Battlefield.

Up until the time of his death, Goes Ahead was often sought out by researchers for his knowledge of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. From his interviews & visits with him to the battlefield historians were able to clarify some of the mystery about Custer's movements just prior to the battle.

Years after Goes Ahead's death archeological digs on the battlefield supported much of what he had reported seeing. Goes Ahead is often quoted and listed as a source in many books about the Battle of the Little Bighorn.


  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: 21 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14670940
  • Michael Dunne
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Goes “Bah-suk-usk” Ahead (1852–31 May 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14670940, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46846747) .