Little Bighorn

Trip Start Aug 10, 2013
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Trip End Aug 27, 2013


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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Little Bighorn was a battle fought in June 1876 between the US cavalry and American Indians.  General Custer brought troops here to make the Indians move off the land because it was the law now and they weren't obeying.  But they told them to move in December and they had to be moved by January 31!  That's not much time in the coldest part of the year.  Plus the communication was bad and not all the Indians got the word.

The tribes started gathering because some of the people weren't getting enough food and they went to Sitting Bull and asked for help and he told them they could stay there.  When the soldiers showed up, Sitting Bull sent his nephew on his favorite horse to try to make peace.  The soldiers shot him and the horse, killing the horse.  To make a long story short, battle ensued.

There were about 2,000 US soldiers but they were unprepared for what they found....10,000 Indians!  They were from several different tribes.  Some of the soldiers ran away, but most of them were killed.  Including General Custer, who was famous from the Civil War.  There were some memorials erected after the battle for the people who died.  They even have a sign for the horses that were killed!
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Wow this looks really cool! I am loving your blog, Louis -- you are doing some great writing. Your descriptions of your trip are so good I feel like I can picture everywhere you've been! :)

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