Little Bighorn


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Little Bighorn

n
(Placename) a river in the W central US, rising in N Wyoming and flowing north to the Bighorn River. Its banks were the scene of the defeat (1876) and killing of General Custer and his command by Indians

Lit′tle Big′horn


n.
a river flowing N from N Wyoming to S Montana into the Bighorn River: General Custer and troops defeated by Indians 1876. 80 mi. (130 km) long.
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Noun1.Little Bighorn - a river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern MontanaLittle Bighorn - a river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern Montana; site of Custer's Last Stand
Montana, Treasure State, MT - a state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border
Equality State, WY, Wyoming - a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
2.Little Bighorn - a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876)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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Thieves' Road: The Black Hills Betrayal and Custer's Path to Little Bighorn provides a narrative about Custer's 1874 expedition into South Dakota and considers how this early expedition set the stage for the Bighorn disaster that took place two years later.
Mort, an author, relates how in the summer of 1874, Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer led an expedition of 1,000 troops into the Black Hills of South Dakota (part of the Sioux reservation granted by the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie) in an exploratory mission to find a permanent military installation in response to Sioux and Cheyenne attacks on the settlements to the south and how it set the stage for the Battle of Little Bighorn two years later.
Vuillard also considers Sitting Bull, the great Lakota victor of the battle of Little Bighorn, who joined the Wild West Show to earn money by being paraded in front of booing crowds, signing autographs, and posing for pictures.
In 1876 General George Armstrong Custer was commissioned to lead the 7th Cavarly in an expedition against the Plains Indians, culminating in The Battle of Little Bighorn.
45 documented to have been at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
They were bound for eastern Montana to hunt big game along the Yellowstone River, only thirteen years after the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
The US Army's 7th Cavalry Regiment lost 268 out of 647 personnel at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Synopsis: A week after uncovering the secret of what really happened at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, history professor Matt Conroy was lying in a morgue with the back of his head blown off.
General George Armstrong Custer and his demise at the Battle of Greasy Grass, popularly known as Little Bighorn, remain among the most iconic fixtures in American history and popular culture.
From Little Bighorn to the Winchester Mystery House, the entire history of an American icon is told in great detail.
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The fact the she shared the year with the Battle of the Little Bighorn made her even more special.