Little Bighorn


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Related to Little Bighorn: Little Bighorn Battlefield

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) 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

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Bibliography

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

Little Bighorn

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

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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Modern archaeology has proven no fewer than eight Model 1873 Winchester .44 WCFs (.44-40) were at the Little Bighorn in 1876.
Caption: Duke's US Firearms Company's 'Custer Battlefield single action .45 ' was patterned after the one residing in the Little Bighorn Battlefield Museum.
Unlike much of the writing on Custer, Caudill and Ashdown treat the Civil War years as the most formative in his military career and essential to understanding Little Bighorn. Part I of the book thus highlights these experiences, often in great detail, of military maneuvers and the landscapes in which they took place.
Historians of the Little Bighorn are fond of quoting many of the hysterical headlines that announced Custer's fall.
Sarah Sadlier enrolled in Professor Scott Sagan's Sophomore College seminar on the Battle of the Little Bighorn, in part because one of her ancestors, "Big Leggins" Bruguier, was an interpreter for Sitting Bull and present in the Little Bighorn camp the day the fighting began.
Residing at Harvard University's Houghton Library, The Pictographic "Autobiography of Half Moon": A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn, compiled and interpreted by Anthropologist Castle McLaughlin, is an extraordinary nineteenth century manuscript of Plains Indian drawings of the two most significant wars fought with the United States army, Red Cloud's war (1866 - 1868) and the Little Bighorn battle (1876).
Recent work on visual argument has elaborated new modes of nondiscursive countering and we, in turn, extend these modes into three-dimensional experience by analyzing three highly-contested sacred spaces: Fetterman Battlefield, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and Haymarket Square.
"Thanks to Crowfoot," writes Watts in an opinion piece that recently appeared in The Edmonton Journal, "Canada did not face an interracial war of the type that culminated in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in the U.S.
George Custer's Oglala Sioux opponent at the momentous Battle of the Little Bighorn.
He is separated from the parade by Arapaho warriors who want to remind him that they won the Battle of Little Bighorn. After their trick riding, Garrett is found dead in the street.
Author Mueller, a journalism teacher at the University of North Texas who has written books on the press in modern times, now turns to the past with an analysis of newspaper coverage of the defeat of General Custer at Little Bighorn in 1876, within the context of other events of 1876, especially elections.
George Custer's Oglala Sioux opponent at the momentous Battle of the Little Bighorn. When completed, the mounted and pointing 500-foot high figure of Crazy Horse will be the world's largest mountain carving but so far, only his noble face is complete.