Thursday, June 25, 2020

Skywatch Friday - Custer's Last Stand Edition

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Photo from Washita Battlefield National Historic Site near Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

The Battle of the Little Bighorn started on June 25, 1876. Where a group of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Indians defeated and killed the troops led by General George Custer. Custer was and is still a controversial figure in the Indian Wars. Years before his demise at Little Big Horn, then Lieutenant Colonel Custer attacked a large group of Cheyenne in western Oklahoma  at what is now the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site killing many of them and 650 of their horses.