“The Custer Fight,” by Charles Marion Russell
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. Wikipedia
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Articles and Clippings about the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Lieutenant Charles De Rudio's account of his experiences at the Battle of the Little Bighorn Thu, Aug 10, 1876 – Page 4 · Edgefield Advertiser (Edgefield, South Carolina) · Newspapers.comNewspaper report of the Battle of the Little Bighorn Mon, Jul 10, 1876 – Page 2 · The Charlotte Democrat (Charlotte, North Carolina) · Newspapers.comDispatches regarding the the Battle of the Little Bighorn Fri, Jul 7, 1876 – Page 1 · Daily Record of the Times (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comDeath of General Custer Thu, Jul 13, 1876 – Page 2 · The Girard Press (Girard, Kansas) · Newspapers.comThe 7th Cavalry returning to Bismark after Battle of the Little Bighorn Sat, Oct 7, 1876 – 2 · Press and Daily Dakotaian (Yankton, South Dakota) · Newspapers.comNative American accounts of the Battle of the Little Bighorn Sun, Aug 14, 1881 – Page 3 · The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas) · Newspapers.comMan claiming to be survivor of Battle of the Little Bighorn gives an account of his experiences Wed, Jan 1, 1930 – Page 2 · The Camden News (Camden, Arkansas) · Newspapers.comBattle of the Little Bighorn Native American eyewitness accounts Sun, Sep 3, 1933 – 8 · The Billings Gazette (Billings, Montana) · Newspapers.comBattle of Little Bighorn last surviving warrior Chief Iron Hail Thu, Apr 2, 1953 – Page 22 · The La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.com"New Facts on Custer Battle Mystery May Unfold Soon" Sun, Jun 30, 1957 – Page 4 · Great Falls Tribune (Great Falls, Montana) · Newspapers.comFunds approved for Little Bighorn Indian Memorial Fri, Oct 19, 2001 – Page 19 · Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) · Newspapers.comLt. Col. George Armstrong Custer Fri, Nov 2, 1990 – 7 · The Billings Gazette (Billings, Montana) · Newspapers.com