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Battle of the Little Bighorn

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Battle of the Little Bighorn
Custer's Last Stand, battle between white American settlers led by Gen. Custer and the Sioux Indians on the 25th of June 1876 (resulted in a massacre of Custer's troops)

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Battle of the Little Bighorn
The Battle of the Little Bighorn, commonly referred to as Custer's Last Stand, was an armed engagement between combined forces of the LakotaNorthern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle, which occurred on June 25–26, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory, was the most prominent action of the Great Sioux War of 1876. It was an overwhelming victory for the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho, led by several major war leaders, including Crazy Horse and Chief Gall, inspired by the visions of Sitting Bull (Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake). The U.S. 7th Cavalry, including the Custer Battalion, a force of 700 men led by George Armstrong Custer, suffered a severe defeat. Five of the 7th Cavalry's companies were annihilated; Custer was killed, as were two of his brothers, a nephew, and a brother-in-law. The total U.S. casualty count, including scouts, was 268 dead and 55 injured.

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Battle of the Little Bighorn

Noun
1. 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
(synonym) Little Bighorn, Battle of Little Bighorn, Custer's Last Stand
(hypernym) slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery
(classification) Montana, Treasure State, MT



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