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How many people died in the Battle of the Little Big Horn?
American Indian losses reported by Sitting Bull's account were 36 killed and 168 wounded, while Red Horse made the count as 136 killed and 160 wounded. Custer, 15 of his officers, ten civilian scouts and 242 cavalry troopers lost their lives and another 55 were wounded.
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None of the Union forces, but a majority of the Native Americans. The Native Americans had 36 killed and 160 wounded out of 12,000.
Once reason the Battle of Little Big Horn was important was because it spurred funding to eliminate the Native Americans. It was considered to be the Indians last stand in… keeping the "white man" from expanding west.
General George Armstrong Custer died at the battle of Little Big Horn on June 26 1876 alongside 264 brave soilders. they were ambushed and masacered by the Sioux Indians
Although repeating firearms had been available since the Civil War, the 7th was issued with the single-shot Springfield carbine. It was reliable when using quality ammunition,… but it was prone to jamming when using the cheap cartridges supplied by the US Army. Each trooper also had a 6-shot single-action Colt revolving pistol. No sabers, as they were required to turn them in before the battle. The Sioux and their allies were armed with a variety of weapons, most importantly the 15-shot Henry repeating rifle which they had recently been provided with the hunt buffalo. Some used bows and other traditional weapons.
The battle of Little Big Horn was caused by General Custer's over zealous desire to make a name for himself, he had hoped to be president and he had underestimated the Indian …tribes remaining desire to maintain their freedom. The tribes, some of which were unfriendly to one another banded together and became far more powerful than Custer had anticipated. At this time in history there was a mass surrender of Indian Chiefs and Custer felt that they would be of very little significance and present no problem.and so that was the end of Indians
the battle of big horn begun due to the cinstant ancient feud between the two households The battle of little big horn happened because the Government was trying to strip th…e Native American lands away from them and move them to a reservation, so they had a proclaimation that stated by Jan . 1876 (I believe). ALL native Americans must report to the Indian agency or be considered hostiles. Gen. Custer led an expedition to Black Hills in 1874 and found gold there , so naturally the white people wanted it . Also the Indians didn't read newspapers back then so they didnt know of the proclaimation . Gen. Custer Under Gen. Terrys command as well as Gen. Gibbons, and Gen . Crook would combine forces from three directions to capture the Native Americans in one place. The U.S. Army started from three different Forts, and on June 26th they were to meet at the Little Big Horn valley in Montana. Ge. Crokk was beaten back by Crazy horse's band and retreated but due to miscomunications , no one knew of Crooks defeat. Custer advanced faster than the rest and it was his plan to attack on the 26th , but some Natives found his force on the 25th and he decided to attack as word would make the encampment flee. so he decided to divide or try to contain the Natives with his small force, and was wiped out. The other troops that were to help him in this engagement were to arrive a full two days late. So That is why the battle of the little big horn took place. Native Americans have lived on this soil at lot longer than us whites or europeans have, and although we made promises and treaties most of them were never honored, or were honored until they found something the land held that could make people rich. Its a sad portion of our history, one will still havent resolved correctly ! And I speak as someone who is related to Gen. Custer.
General Custer's troops were massacred by the Lakota and Cheyenne. novanet- cheif crazy horse and 2000 indians killed colonel custer and all of his men
Deaths at Little Bighorn included 268 men of the US 7th Cavalry Regiment including it's Commander, Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer, and the complete annihilation of the batta…lion sized force directly under his command that day, and anywhere between 36 and 300 Lakota and Northern Cheyenne warriors. Some reports also disclose an unknown number of women and children killed by Major Reno's initial volleys into the camp. Reno himself, a survivor of the action, acknowledges this but was unable to give a realistic estimate of deaths.
The significance of the Battle of Little Big Horn was that it was the last major Native American victory due to the government stepping up military action.
General George Armstrong Custer
It was a battle between Sioux Indians and US Cavalry
It was General George Armstrong Custers last stand with the seventh calvary and it was also the first time the plains indians united to try to keep the white settlers from run…ning them off the land they felt was rightfully theirs. The difference was the white settlers wanted to own land while the indians revered the earth and realized they were only guests here.
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The Battle of Little Bighorn took place around the Little Bighorn River in Montana. The Cheyanne and Sioux Indians were emboldened by recent victories over their white foes. … General George Custer and his troops were annihilated, with not a single soldier left standing, June 25, 1876.
it was basically about the us government wanting to force the sioux tribes onto their reservations
Many people died during this war. Not so sure of who died but many many people died.
General George Custer and his complete command were annihilated, not one left standing.
The The Great Sioux War of 1876, also known as the Black Hills War was fought over the rich mineral rights and timber that was present in the Lakota and Cheyenne Indian territ…ories. Colonel John E. Smith noted that this was "the only portion [of their reservation] worth anything to them." He concluded that "nothing short of their annihilation will get it from them. The U.S. government then set about to doing just that. TLBH was one of many campaigns. One that failed. General Custer's ego.