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Noun: Little Bighorn
  1. A battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876); Custer was pursuing Sioux led by Sitting Bull; Custer underestimated the size of the Sioux forces (which were supported by Cheyenne warriors) and was killed along with all his command
    - Battle of Little Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer's Last Stand
     
  2. A river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern Montana; site of Custer's Last Stand
    - Little Bighorn River, Little Horn

Type of: butchery, carnage, mass murder, massacre, river, slaughter

Part of: Equality State, Montana, MT, Treasure State, WY, Wyoming

Encyclopedia: Little Bighorn