Battle of the Little Bighorn (2/14)

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The Battle of Little Big Horn is commonly referred to as Custer’s Last Stand, or the Battle of the Greasy Grass by the Lakota and other plains Indians. It was a part of The Great Sioux War of the northwest United States in 1876. In June of that year, warriors of the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes banded together to fight the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle took place along the Little Big Horn River in Montana. The 7th Cavalry was led by General George Custer and he was assisted by Crow Indian scouts who lived in the region. The Indians greatly outnumbered the 7th Cavalry Regiment and the battle ended in disaster for the United States Army. 272 men were killed, including General Custer and two of his brothers, his nephew and brother in law.

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