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Custer's Last Stand - A famous battle which occurred on Sunday, June 25, 1876.  General George Armstrong Custer, commanding the Seventh U. S. Calvary, was in pursuit of the Dakota and other tribes led by Sitting Bull.

When Custer arrived at the junction of the Big Horn and Little Horn rivers in Montana on the night of June 24, he received word of what he supposed was a small force of Indians.  But early the next day he was surprised by some three thousand warriors.  Custer and his 264 men were slaughtered to the last man.  The only survivor was Custer's horse, Comanche.

Eighty one years after the battle a writer gave credit to Chief White Bull of the Sioux as the actual killer of General Custer.  Before he died, Chief White Bull admitted that he had shot Custer in the heart, this writer said.  Yet most historians believe the actual slayer of Custer will never be known.  Chief Rain-in-the-Face at one time claimed he had killed Colonel Tom Custer, General Custer's brother, but he is said to have denied it later.

Custer's last Stand

 


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