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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The only fact that is certain is that this was without a doubt Custer's last stand.
The Welsh Government claimed the Prime Minister had his facts wrong and compared him to Custer - a US general remembered for the defeat he suffered when overwhelmed by Native American fighters in 1876 at the Battle of Little Bighorn, also known as Custer's Last Stand.
I told the Examiner this on August 25 this year and appear to have been suspected by some people of fabricating evidence to protect the site from developers, as some kind of Custer's Last Stand on behalf of the Clayton Fields Action Group.
George Murphy is a really good friend of mine - we met years ago when he was doing Custer's Last Stand Up.
The Lincoln assassination (1865); - Custer's last stand (1876); - San Francisco earthquake (1906); - Sinking of the Titanic (1912); - Arrival of U.
McMahon was also acclaimed for playing the lead role in the BAFTA-winning Custer's Last Stand.
We feel like we're dealing with Custer's Last Stand of (Saddam's) Ba'ath Party in this area,' he said.
Gammer was left hoping that his extra power would count and that Williams was more show than substance for a battle in his eyes that ranked alongside Custer's last stand.
She said: "I went to the College of Music at DIT and when I finished there I did some work here on Bachelor's Walk and Custer's Last Stand.
SO Ian Paisley is resigning as a Euro MP, drawing in his wagons and gearing up for his very own version of Custer's Last Stand.
Also on this day: 1630: The fork wasintroduced in the US by the governor of Massachusetts, John Winthrop; 1876: Custer's last stand at Little Bighorn took place; 1903: Marie Curie presented her thesis at the University of Paris announcing the discovery of radium; 1921: A prototype car phone was exhibited in Germany; 1950: The Korean War began; 1958: A Bear Called Paddington was published for the first time; 1961: Iraq claimed Kuwait.
The 120th anniversary of Custer's last stand over at Little Big Horn is coming up and the annual re-enactment of the battle, written by a Crow tribal historian, is set for the weekend of June 21.
But it's no laughing matter now for the Lions who are making rugby's equivalent of General Custer's last stand at the Westpac Stadium tomorrow.
And even though Custer's Last Stand may be common knowledge, only 26% of respondents knew where his famous battle of Little Big Horn took place (The Montana Territory).