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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Which will probably be the time to tell them about my grandma, who was at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
The combination of a troubled presidential administration, an unclear national strategy, an army equipped with inadequate doctrine and inappropriate materiel, and a skilled tribally organized foe describes situations that the United States has faced in recent conflicts; however, Nathanial Philbrick's account is about a battle that occurred on the Western Plains of America over one hundred and thirty-five years ago, the Battle of the Little Bighorn, popularly known as the Custer Massacre.
Brininstool, Troopers with Custer: Historic Incidents of the Battle of the Little Bighorn 280 (1989)).
This history of the Battle of the Little Bighorn reads like a novel.
The Battle of the Little Bighorn, which long ago gained mythic proportions, is likely to be studied over and over again, Mr.
The Modoc War - which ended three years before the historically more famous Battle of the Little Bighorn, where Gen.
The Battle of the Big Hole between the US 7th Infantry and some civilian auxiliaries and the Nez Perce Indians was a much smaller fight than the previous year's Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Custer may have carried into the Battle of the Little Bighorn a Webley Royal Irish Constabulary revolver rather than a standard-issue Model of 1873 Single Action Army revolver.
Currently reading Custer's Luck, about the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
45pm Historical biopic based on the life of the controversial American general who met his end at the bloody Battle of the Little Bighorn.
A corrupt senator coaxes General Custer out of retirement with the prospect of presidential office, and the soldier tries to further his political ambitions by wresting control of the current military campaign from its commanding officer, culminating in Custer's last stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

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