Little Bighorn

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Little Bighorn,

river, c.90 mi (145 km) long, rising in the Bighorn Mts., N Wyo., and flowing north to join the Bighorn River in S Mont. On June 25–26, 1876, Sioux and Cheyenne warriors defeated the forces of Col. George CusterCuster, George Armstrong,
1839–76, American army officer, b. New Rumley, Ohio, grad. West Point, 1861. Civil War Service

Custer fought in the Civil War at the first battle of Bull Run, distinguished himself as a member of General McClellan's staff in the
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 in the Little Bighorn valley in Montana. The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (formerly Custer Battlefield National Monument) occupies the site of the battle. The graves of those killed in the battle are located around a granite monument marking the spot of Custer's "last stand." See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Bibliography

See N. Philbrick, The Last Stand (2010).

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Little Bighorn

scene of General Ouster’s “last stand” (1876). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 274]
See: Defeat
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Little Bighorn

a river in the W central US, rising in N Wyoming and flowing north to the Bighorn River. Its banks were the scene of the defeat (1876) and killing of General Custer and his command by Indians
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