Today in labor and peoples history: Custer’s Last Stand

Today in labor and peoples history: On June 25 1876 the Arapahoe, Cheyenne and Lakota Native American nations defeated General George Armstrong Custer at the battle of Little Big Horn Montana. Custer led the 7th Calvary division of the U.S. Army. Custer’s forces were completely defeated and the indigenous armies achieved an overwhelming victory.

“Custer’s Last Stand” occurred the same year the U.S.  celebrated its centennial. It shocked the nation and was a major setback to the emerging imperialist concept of Manifest Destiny.

Photo: Library of Congress


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