Little Bighorn River


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Little Bighorn River

A river, about 150 km (90 mi) long, rising in the Bighorn Mountains of northern Wyoming and flowing north to the Bighorn River in southern Montana. Lakota and Cheyenne warriors defeated the forces of Gen. George A. Custer in the Little Bighorn Valley on June 25, 1876.
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Noun1.Little Bighorn River - a river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern MontanaLittle Bighorn River - 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
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Kansas, and what is now Montana, including the massacres at Sand Creek and the Washita River, before culminating on a beautiful June 1876 day on the Little Bighorn River.
Their subsequent adventures take them on an unexpected journey they won't soon forget, one that ends at the Little Bighorn River in late June, 1876.
The remaining 7 companies were besieged on a ridge above the Little Bighorn River but fought off the Indians with their Model 1873 "trapdoor" carbines, so named because of their hinged breechblocks.
More than 260 soldiers, including members of Custer's much-vaunted 7th Cavalry, died in the battle as they faced several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors, who had been camped in the valley of the Little Bighorn River below.
An illustration of just how bad things got: Last June, park employees hurriedly grabbed artifacts including soldiers' uniforms and letters signed by President Lincoln, barely saving them from water pouring down the basement walls as the Little Bighorn River crested its banks.
Anyone who has ever visited the battlefield can corroborate the impact of the complex rolling terrain on the bluffs above the Little Bighorn River.
Clearly the most famous action of the Great Sioux War of 1876-1877, the actual engagement took place June 25th to June 26th near the Little Bighorn River in Eastern Montana.
After the Civil War he turned Indian campaigner, and on June 25, 1876, without waiting for reinforcements, he led the Seventh Cavalry against a large force of Lakota and Cheyenne by the Little Bighorn River in Montana.
Suspecting an Indian village was somewhere to the south, they decided that Custer would lead his 600 troops and 35 Indian scouts southward along the Rosebud River, which flows a few miles west of the Little Bighorn River.
While there I walked the ground above the Little Bighorn River to gain a sense of the fight, but when visiting the museum there happened a defining moment in my shooting life.