Custer's Last Stand


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a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876)

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Word that a survivor of Custer's last stand had taken up residence in Sunnyslope had no doubt landed on some editor's desk at the Calgary Herald.
an account of activities in the Cheyenne camp the night before Custer's Last Stand at the Little Bighorn, the battle of Sand Creek, Fetterman's fight, and Wounded Knee.
He visited Cardiff for the last time in 1904 and the mock battle of Custer's Last Stand and the raid of the Deadwood Stage Coach were still great favourites with Cardiffians.
Summary: The conflagration engulfing Rupert Murdoch's media empire has accounted for more high-profile scalps than Custer's last stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Where the preceding pages of battle have all the dash and fancy of a cavalry charge, Philbrick's treatment of the final engagement feel more like a tactical withdrawal into a "necessarily speculative account of [what] ultimately led to Custer's Last Stand.
London, Dec 11 (ANI): The only American flag not captured or lost during Lt Gen George Armstrong Custer's last stand at the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana has been sold for 2.
As a high-school freshman in 1970, Nathaniel Philbrick watched the movie Little Big Man, which transformed Thomas Berger's brilliant novel about a reclusive survivor of Custer's Last Stand into a bitter allegory on the Vietnam War: reversing the scenario familiar to previous generations, the Plains Indians were now the victims, Custer and his cavalrymen the villains.
It is something of a calculated risk Ruddock is taking when he ignores the lessons of Custer's last stand and splits his forces.
More bullets were exchanged than in Custer's last stand.
There is no more arresting case of ill-fated decisionmaking by an individual under pressure than Custer's Last Stand.
I was drawn to the collection of Landmark Books, a series of children's history books published by Random House and found among them Custer's Last Stand, written by Quentin Reynolds in 1951.
A special section on Custer's Last Stand points out that some of the enlisted men with Custer had no training in combat and marksmanship and wound up easy prey for the Cheyenne and Sioux warriors at Little Bighorn.
As any US public school attending student will tell you, the Cold War was when we beat Lewis and Clark at Pearl Harbor to avenge Custer's Last Stand.
After a stint on a hit BBC comedy Custer's Last Stand, the heart-throb has now been in RTE's soap for three years.
He remembers his father's stories of having visited in Prince Albert the camp of Sitting Bull following Custer's Last Stand.