Definition of the Battle of Little Bighorn from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Battle of Little Bighorn

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the battle (1876) in which George Custer was killed with all 259 of his men of the Seventh Cavalry. This became known as Custer's Last Stand. The soldiers were surrounded near the Little Bighorn River in Montana by a large force of Cheyenne and Sioux Native Americans, led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull.