Custer's Last Stand

Custer's Last Stand

On June 25, 1876, Custer led a 650-strong regiment through South Dakota goldfields and confronted 4,000 Cheyenne and Sioux warriors led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, who had congregated along the Bighorn River. Underestimating the number of warriors and acting against orders, Custer divided his regiment and ordered an attack, in which he and over 250 of his men were killed.

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