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Colonel Thomas Custer, Seventh Cavalry, the brother of General George Armstrong Custer. He was killed in the same battle at the Little Big Horn, 1876.
On June 25 1876, George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry attempted to attack a united force of Sioux and Cheyenne Indians. Custer underestimated the opposing side's size and skill, and the 7th Cavalry was wiped out at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Photograph taken in 1879 during U.S. Army re-burial visit to the Custer battlefield. The expedition was led by Captain George K. Sanderson, seen here in the foreground looking at the recently erected monument to Myles Keogh and the fallen members of Company I, 7th US Cavalry.
Photo: Black Elk and Elk - Black Elk was involved in several battles with the U.S. cavalry. He participated, at about the age of twelve, in the Battle of Little Big Horn of 1876, and was injured in the Wounded Knee Massacre. He became a Medicine Man of the Oglala Sioux.