Battle of the Little Bighorn

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Noun1.Battle of the Little Bighorn - a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876)Battle of the Little Bighorn - a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876); Custer was pursuing Sioux led by Sitting Bull; Custer underestimated the size of the Sioux forces (which were supported by Cheyenne warriors) and was killed along with all his command
Montana, Treasure State, MT - a state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border
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SOLDIERS died that day on the greasy grass spreading to the banks of the Little Big Horn river, whose quick flow carried clean water to the great camps of the allied tribes.
Our guide to the Montana national battlefield was a Crow Indian lady who gave us a remarkably balanced view of the two-day battle which took place across a five-mile grassy ridge, known to the Indians as Greasy Grass Ridge.
Eventually Little Fox, now a grown warrior, will fight in the Battle of the Greasy Grass, known to non-Indians as the Battle of the Little Bighorn or Custer's Last Stand.
The editor reveals himself here as both very knowledgeable about battle details and an old-school historian; he can judge whether a historical account is correctly objective without wondering why his book is called Custer, the Seventh Cavalry, and the Little Big Horn and not Wiping out Long Hair at Greasy Grass River.
Today's going and weather news GOODWOOD was working hard last night to prevent any further slips during the meeting after two horses fell on greasy grass after morning rain yesterday, writes Bruce Jackson.
In rough translation, the Sioux had called this engagement the fight on the Greasy Grass.