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Noun: Custer's Last Stand
  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
    - Little Bighorn, Battle of Little Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorn

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

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