I hope I don't get into trouble for this - this is a shot of the conceptual view posted online - it presents a look art what the Crazy Horse Memorial will look like when complete.
Custer's Last Stand" redirects here. For the 1936 film serial, see Custer's Last Stand (serial).
The Battle of the Little Bighorn
Part of The Great Sioux War of 1876
Charles Marion Russell - The Custer Fight (1903).jpg
The Custer Fight by Charles Marion Russell
Date June 25–26, 1876
Location Near Little Bighorn River, Crow Indian Reservation, Big Horn County, Montana, U.S.
45°33′54″N 107°25′44″WCoordinates: 45°33′54″N 107°25′44″W
Result Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho victory
United States United States
Commanders and leaders
Lame White Man †
George A. Custer †
Myles Keogh †
James Calhoun †
Irregular military 7th Cavalry Regiment
2,500 Warriors ~700 Cavalrymen & Scouts
Casualties and losses
est. 300) Killed
Up to 160 wounded
55 wounded (6 of whom later died of wounds)
10 Non-combatant natives killed
Little Big Horn Battlefield is located in Montana Little Big Horn Battlefield
Location within Montana
Great Sioux War of 1876
Map indicating the battlefields of the Lakota wars (1854-1890) and the Lakota Indian territory as described in the Treaty of Fort Laramie (1851). Like the Battle of the Little Bighorn (14 on the map), most battles between the army and the Lakota "were on lands those Indians had taken from other tribes since 1851". The steady Lakota invasion into treaty areas belonging to smaller tribes ensured the United States firm Indian allies in the Arikaras and the Crows during the Lakota Wars.
The Battle of the Little Bighorn, known to the Lakota and other Plains Indians as the Battle of the Greasy Grass and also commonly referred to as Custer's Last Stand, was an armed engagement between combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle, which resulted in the defeat of US forces, was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876. It took place on June 25–26, 1876, along the Little Bighorn River in the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana Territory.
The fight was an overwhelming victory for the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho, who were led by several major war leaders, including Crazy Horse and Chief Gall, and had been inspired by the visions of Sitting Bull (Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake). The US 7th Cavalry, including the Custer Battalion, a force of 700 men led by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer, suffered a major defeat. Five of the 7th Cavalry's 12 companies were annihilated and Custer was killed, as were two of his brothers, a nephew and a brother-in-law. The total US casualty count included 268 dead and 55 severely wounded (six died later from their wounds), including four Crow Indian scouts and two Pawnee Indian scouts.
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