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Custer’s Last Stand
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Custer’s Last Stand


How could he ever not have seen the smoke nor the dust of all those lodges down there in the draw along the Little Big Horn unless there must have been a heavy morning mist?
Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn; when Sioux and Cheyenne Native Americans defeated General George Armstrong Custer killing him and his regiment (258 soldiers in all)
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Little Big Horn Custer’s Last Stand Battle of Little Big Horn Battle of the Little Big Horn
Notes:
Sitting Bull was in command Sioux whose number Custer underestimated.
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  • How could he ever not have seen the smoke nor the dust of all those lodges down there in the draw along the Little Big Horn unless there must have been a heavy morning mist?
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • At Custer we made a side trip south to pay our respects to General Custer and Sitting Bull on the battlefield of Little Big Horn.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • As the season advanced, Cody replaced the attack with the even more dramatic "Battle of the Little Big Horn . showing with historical accuracy the scene of Custer’s Last Charge."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Right here was a twenty-first-century version of General Custer’s last stand, Little Bighorn with turbans.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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  • "Custer’s last stand," Blomkvist said.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • "He just had great ability to get himself in and out of trouble," his grandfather went on, "and on the Little Big Horn he got into it but he couldn’t get out.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Custer’s Last Stand [9] , George Armstrong Custer [7] , Crazy Horse [8] , Sitting Bull [8] , George Armstrong Custer [7] , Geronimo [7] , Crazy Horse [8] , Sitting Bull [8] , Trail of Tears [8]
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