Remembering the Little Bighorn

Remembering the Little Bighorn

Published on 22 December 2021

November 2021 visiting the Little Bighorn National Battlefield Monument

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Transcript
00:02
"As individual fingers we can easily be broken, but all together we make a mighty fist"
00:07
Sitting Bull
00:23
On June 25, 1876 the Battle of the Little Bighorn was fought in the Montana territory along the banks of the Little Bighorn river
00:29
The river is also known as the Greasy Grass by Native Americans
00:38
Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer led 5 companies of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry against a combined force of Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by Chief Sitting Bull, Chief Gall and Crazy Horse
00:60
Surrounded and outnumbered, Custer and 210 men under his command lost their lives
01:11
On November 24, 2021 I visited the site while traveling across the United States 145 years after
01:31
George Armstrong Custer
01:36
Chief Sitting Bull
01:51
White markers in the fields show where Custer's men fell
02:00
Red granite markers show where Native Americans fell
03:07
7th Cavalry Horse Cemetery
03:25
Last Stand Hill
04:42
The Black Marker where Custer fell
04:52
Native American memorial
05:03
Cheyenne painting of the battle