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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No one survived in Custer's immediate command, but other soldiers fighting in the Battle of the Little Big Horn on June 25-26, 1876, were doomed to remember the nightmarish scene for decades after.
"It's also a chance to discover some of the hidden gems of yesteryear, such as Battle of the Little Big Horn, which is Custer versus Sitting Bull and dates from 1964.
With the exception of Battle of Gettysburg, no conflict has been written about more than the Battle of the Little Big Horn (or more appropriately, the Battle of the Greasy Grass) which occurred in present day southeastern Montana on June 25, 1876.
Participants in the Battle of the Little Big Horn: A Biographical Dictionary of Sioux, Cheyenne and United States Military Personnel, 2nd Edition
Cavalry, and was killed with Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.
CUSTER provides a lively and colorful illustrated volume covering the history of both the man and the battle he's well known for, and outlines all involved in the Battle of the Little Big Horn and how it affected the nation.
Blimey, it was only 15 years since General Custer got his comeuppance at the battle of the Little Big Horn - so some of those Redskins riding down Duke Street might have been there with the fabled Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull.
Participants in the Battle of the Little Big Horn; a biographical dictionary of Sioux, Cheyenne and United States military personnel.
A note on the back of the letter says: "Andrew Snow was killed by hostile Sioux Indians in the Battle of the Little Big Horn River, June 25, 1876.
It is commonly believed that the 210 troopers under George Armstrong Custer's command at the Battle of the Little Big Horn were killed to the last man during their ill-fated engagement with Lakota and Cheyenne warriors in June 1876.
Remembered mostly for his devastating defeat by Lakota and Northern Cheyenne at the Battle of the Little Big Horn (or "Greasy Grass," as the Indians called it), in fact he was actually an extremely able cavalry commander--bold, brave and able to make quick, prudent decisions, as he had proven in the Civil War and subsequently on the Western Plains.
I approach Custer instead from his wife's attempts at a literal revision of his image in artistic and public forums, an endeavor lasting almost sixty years following his infamous demise at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Libbie Custer's revision of her husband's image into a heroic projection of contemporary cultural values removes the blood from his hands, commemorating only his defense of his nation.

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