In late 1875, Sioux and Cheyenne Indians defiantly left their reservations, outraged over the continued intrusions of whites into their sacred lands in the Black Hills. They gathered in Montana with the great warrior Sitting Bull to fight for their lands. The following spring, two victories over the US Cavalry emboldened them to fight on in the summer of 1876.

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The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also called Custer's Last Stand, was an engagement between a Lakota-Northern Cheyenne combined force and the 7th Cavalry of the United States Army, June 25- June 26, 1876 near the Little Bighorn River in the eastern Montana Territory. The battle was the most famous incident in the Indian Wars and was a remarkable victory for the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne. The U.S. cavalry detachment commanded by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer was killed to the last man…

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Little Big Man was at Battle of Little Bighorn , was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. on June 25 and 26, 1876 Crazy Horse and Chief Gall,Sitting Bull (Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake)Custer was killed, as were two of his brothers, a nephew, and a brother-in-law.

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LITTLE BIGHORN MONUMENT. Monument on Custer's Hill, containing all the bones found at the site of the Battle of Little Bighorn. Photograph by Stanley Morrow, c1876.

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Crow King: For the duration of the battle of Little Bighorn, Crow King and his band of eighty warriors attacked Custer from the south, allowing Crazy Horse and Gall to surround the 7th Cavalry. Crow King died in 4-5-1884, cause of death - "quick consumption" from a long lasting cold and received the rites and sacraments of the Catholic church. Location of his burial is unknown. Source: Wikipedia

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An eyewitness story from the battle of Little Bighorn, from the Lakota Chief Red Horse. Written on the Cheyenne river reservation in 1881.

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Chief Red Horse, Lakota Sioux, a participant of the Battle of Little Bighorn, is known for documenting the battle with 41 ledger drawings. —

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