Battle of Little Bighorn BY Tanner fraIley and steven hart

The Battle of the Little Bighorn known to the native Americans as the battle of greasy grass and commonly refered to as custers last stand, fought on June 25, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River. U.S troops led by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer against a band of Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. The tensions between the two groups had been rising. When the tribes missed a federal deadline to move to reservations, general Custer was sent out to confront them. Custer was unaware of the number of Indians fighting under the command of Sitting Bull at Little Bighorn, and his forces became out numbered.

Custer’s 600 men entered the Little Bighorn Valley on the middle of the day on June 25. He divided his men into three groups. Custers army spotted the soux village 15 miles away. He didn't realized theat he was out numbered by three times. He hoped to strike the Native American encampment at the northern and southern ends simultaneously. Crazy Horse set off with a large force to meet the attackers head on. Custer and his men were attacked by as many as 3,000 Native Americans. Within an hour Custer and all of his soldiers were dead. This battle was known as the worst American military disaster ever.

Result-native Americans won

Lieutenant colonel George Armstrong Custer

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