Little Bighorn

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Little Bighorn

  1. 1. The Battle of Little Bighorn June 25, 1876 DAMIAN MASTER
  2. 2. Who vs. Who? Lakota/Cheyenne/Arapaho (Led By Sitting Bull) United States 7th Cavalry (Led By George A. Custer) VS.
  3. 3. What Happened? The Custer Battlefield as it exists today. Gen. Custer, hot on his heels after winning several battles gathered his 700 men and launched an attack against the Lakota Indians, in Little Bighorn, MT.
  4. 4. What Custer didn’t know… 2,000 Indians were waiting for him.
  5. 5. How it breaks down… Notice, Custer splits his Cavalry to make them appear bigger … bad choice.
  6. 6. Result… Custer, outnumbered by 1,300 – his forces cut in half – was defeated. …actually, it was a massacre. The Indian forces captured what would be their greatest victory in the Great Sioux War (1876-1877). Back in “the day,” many Americans viewed Custer as a martyr, or war hero, as opposed to a cocky general who got his entire troop killed. Most paintings of the era reflect this.
  7. 7. The Battle By Numbers… LAKOTA  2,000 Warriors (est.)  36 Killed  168 Wounded U.S. CAVALRY  566 Troops, 31 Officers  268 Killed  55 Wounded
  8. 8. Sources, Permissions. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:X-33633.jpg http://www.philaprintshop.com/images/armcuster.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sitting_Bull.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Custer_Battlefield_today.jpg http://search.ahp.us.army.mil/search/images/?per=10&page=3147 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Bighornbattle_en.png http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/X-33630.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:G_a_custer.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/Sitting_Bull.jpg DAMIAN MASTER

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