On this day in 1876, the Battle of Little Bighorn took place
June 25, 2023
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 25 of June, repeating indefinitely
On this day in 1876, the Battle of Little Bighorn took place in what is now Montana. Combined Native American forces consisting of Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors soundly defeated General George Armstrong Custer and his men, none of whom survived.
The battle, also known as “Custer’s Last Stand,” was one of the most decisive Native American victories in U.S. history and the most impactful defeat of the U.S. Army during the Plains Indian Wars. It also contributed to an increase in efforts by the U.S. government to suppress Native American tribes.
Did you know? Such prominent Native American leaders as Chief Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse were present at the battle. Though no eyewitness reports of the battle exist from Custer’s men, several Native American accounts survive for further reading and research.
The Custer Fight, Charles Marion Russell, 1903