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  • proper n. The place near the Little Bighorn River, the site of Custer's Last Stand.

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  • n. 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
  • n. a river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern Montana; site of Custer's Last Stand


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  • “He was wiped out with some two hundred and fifty men at the Little Bighorn, which is a creek in Montana, I believe.”

    Telegraph Days

  • It should have surprised no one that two years later, on a hot, windless afternoon in June 1876, General George Armstrong Custer and his Seventh Cavalry were wiped out by the Sioux near a river in southeastern Montana called the Little Bighorn.


  • On December 28 they were intercepted by the 7th Cavalry, the same branch of the U. S. Army that was headed by George Armstrong Custer in 1876 at the Little Bighorn.

    Tim Giago: December 29, 'A Day That Will Live in Infamy' for the Lakota

  • The chief played a part in the Great Sioux War of 1876-77 and, in all likelihood, the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876 alongside legendary Sioux leader Crazy Horse.

    At Auction: Sioux Shirt Woven Into History

  • —Stowed in a warehouse with a leaky skylight is one of this city's remaining valuable assets: a U.S. Cavalry horse's hoof purportedly found on the battlefield at Little Bighorn, the site of Lt. Col.

    Harrisburg Is Having a Yard Sale—Wanna Buy a Stuffed Buffalo?

  • For the economist, the Little Bighorn debacle is an excellent example of public choice economics in action.

    Custer and Public Choice Economics

  • Sighting a distant Indian encampment near the Little Bighorn, Custer prepared an attack on June 25, 1876.

    Little Bighorn, Large Legend

  • The brothers also passed within one hundred miles of the future site of an even more infamous massacre, the rubbing out in June 1876 of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and 263 of his men in the 7th Cavalry at the Little Bighorn.


  • But why claim an authorship no more promising than General George C. Custer's strategy at the Battle of the Little Bighorn?

    Bruce Fein: Congresswoman Harman's Afghan Delusions

  • The cavalry guidon that survived the Battle of the Little Bighorn fetched only $1.9 million at Sotheby's auction Friday.

    Custer's last flag sells for less than expected at auction


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