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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The Battle of the Greasy Grass or Little Big Horn occurred on June 25, 1876 in present-day southeastern Montana.
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 Native Americans to former slaves to Custer's own wife, Duff considers the broad spectrum of experience and ideology that came to a head on the Greasy Grass, as it was known to the Indians, aka Little Bighorn.
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.
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.
Whether that was what he had with him at Greasy Grass, we'll never know.
The rest of the 7th Cavalry managed to reach an area of flat land called Greasy Grass, in front of the hill they were heading for.