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  • History What-If: Could Custer Have Survived the Battle of Little Big Horn? [June 25, 1876]

    06/25/2019 7:36:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 197 replies ^ | June 16, 2019 | Staff
    A different fate? e can never know what frantic thoughts raced through George Armstrong Custer’s mind in the last hour of his life. But surely, as ever-growing numbers of angry, well-armed Plains Indians closed in on his 210 troopers of the 7th Cavalry, he must have realized that he had fatally misjudged the size of the hostile force now surrounding him. His plan to subdue a large Indian village had completely broken down. He had been warned repeatedly by his scouts that his target, an Indian encampment on Montana’s Little Bighorn River, was far larger than he had imagined. Now,...
  • 10 Fascinating Facts About Custer and His Last Stand – Little Big Horn

    01/21/2019 12:17:14 AM PST · by vannrox · 89 replies
    War History Online ^ | Nov 13, 2017 | Greg Jackson
    In most cases, movies based on real incidents tend to make those events more exciting. Not so in the case of Custer’s Last Stand. Of course, moviegoers wouldn’t likely want to see all of the scalping, animal killing, decapitation and other grim horrors of this battle. There would not be enough time in these movies to allow for the minor but still intriguing facts surrounding Little Big Horn. These facts and/or believed stories are well worth to read! 1. Custer Ordered Horses Killed to Build a Defensive Wall The Cavalry, armed with single shot carbines was no match against Native...
  • Making Custer Great Again

    09/01/2018 5:56:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies ^ | September 1, 2018 | James Robins
    If kids aren’t reading books, maybe it’s because they don’t have exciting books to read. According to the American Psychological Association, a third of all teens have not a read a book for pleasure in a year. The report cites the usual culprits, especially the prevalence of spending time on social media, which is even more popular than television, the traditional bęte noire of the bookish. At the same time, kids are desperately in need of reading material that teaches them something positive about American history. The history books that schools foist on them are riddled with anti-American narratives and explicitly...

    04/10/2017 12:28:35 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 58 replies
    AuctionZip James D. Julia Auctions ^ | April 8, 2017 | By James D. Julia
  • 5 bodies found in submerged Oklahoma cars(UPDATE: Sixth body found)

    09/18/2013 3:29:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies ^ | 9-17-2013 | K. Querry and A. Edwards
    ELK CITY, Okla. – Emergency crews pulled two cars from Foss Lake in Custer County Tuesday afternoon. The Elk City Daily News reported human remains have been found in both vehicles. Investigators said one of the vehicles is connected to a cold case more than 40-years-old where three teenagers went missing Nov. 20, 1970. The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro crews pulled from Foss Lake may have belonged to 16-year-old Jimmy Allen Williams, who was last seen driving in Sayre with two friends, 18-year-old Thomas Rios and 18-year-old Leah Johnson. The three teens never returned home and have not been heard from...
  • Sioux, Cheyenne celebrate new historic landmark

    06/11/2012 8:29:01 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | 11 June 2012 | Lorna Thackaray
    LAME DEER — For 1,000 years or more, native peoples have etched their histories and prophecies on the sandstone faces of Deer Medicine Rocks near what is now Lame Deer. Barely visible bighorn sheep, warriors on horseback and a grizzly bear roam the soft, sheer faces of the rock outcrop just off the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. And on an early June day 136 years ago, a Sioux artist carved a vision that had come to Hunkpapa medicine man Sitting Bull after a torturous Sundance ceremony. In the dream, soldiers with “grasshopper” legs fell from the sky into the Indian camp....
  • What Killed Lenin? Poison Called Possibility

    05/06/2012 8:59:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, May 6, 2012 | Alex Dominguez
    Stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, contradicting a popular theory that a sexually transmitted disease debilitated the Soviet Union’s founder, a UCLA neurologist said. Dr. Harry Vinters and Russian historian Lev Lurie reviewed Lenin’s records Friday for an annual University of Maryland School of Medicine conference that examines the deaths of famous figures. The conference is held yearly at the school, where researchers in the past have re-examined the diagnoses of figures including King Tut, Christopher Columbus, Simon Bolivar and Abraham Lincoln.
  • Medical Sleuths Discuss the Forensics of Death (Lenin, Lincoln, Custer, etc.)

    05/07/2012 1:52:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 6 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    Death never dies here. It just keeps getting more interesting, more beguiling. More, well, alive. Alive in every cringe-worthy detail, in every clue about its causes, in every shard of evidence waiting to be spliced to another shard . . . and another shard until a picture starts to form, an image assembled from nuggets of information collected decades or centuries ago. Death, at least for the doctors and history buffs who gather each year at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is the coolest of puzzles, leading them to the coolest of theories. Could Abraham Lincoln have been saved? (Yes.)...
  • Custer and Little Bighorn: 135 years ago and questions remain

    06/25/2011 8:15:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 209 replies · 1+ views
    The Dickinson Press ^ | June 25, 2011
    Today marks the 135 anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn near present day Garryowen, Mont. After all this time the death of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer remains a mystery.
  • Custer's 'Last Flag' sold for $2.2 million

    12/10/2010 4:41:49 PM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-10-2010 | MATTHEW BROWN
    <p>BILLINGS, Mont. – After spending much of the last century in storage, the only U.S. flag not captured or lost during Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of Little Bighorn sold at auction Friday for $2.2 million.</p> <p>The buyer was identified by the New York auction house Sotheby's as an American private collector.</p>
  • Old West Point applicant letters being put online

    11/10/2010 9:10:48 AM PST · by DFG · 12 replies
    Yahoo ia AP ^ | 11/10/10 | Chris Carola
    Years before leading his vastly outnumbered troops to their doom at Little Bighorn, a young George Armstrong Custer was described as accurate in math. Nearly 30 years before his March to the Sea laid waste to a large swath of Georgia, William Tecumseh Sherman was deemed a "fine energetic boy." And two decades before he would earn the nickname "Stonewall," Thomas J. Jackson's dreams of a military career got a boost from a man who would help start the Civil War.
  • Custer's last flag: Little Bighorn banner for sale

    06/27/2010 7:36:34 PM PDT · by Saije · 60 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 6/27/2010 | Tom Leonard
    An American flag found at Little Bighorn after Lt Col George Custer and nearly 270 men were wiped out by Indian warriors is expected to fetch as much as Ł3.3 million when it goes up for auction. The swallowtail battle guidon of the 7th Cavalry Regiment was the only military artefact left behind after Custer and his men were defeated by thousands of Lakota and Cheyenne Indians, led by Sitting Bull, in June, 1876.*** The victorious Plains Indians had stripped the corpses clean of trophies but evidently missed the flag, which was hidden under the body of a fallen soldier....
  • McDonald's Custer toy angers Indian Country

    06/18/2009 6:15:58 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 67 replies · 2,522+ views
    RAPID CITY, S.D. - Custer rides again, although he's atop a plastic motorcycle and in a McDonald's Happy Meal box. And that doesn't sit well with some in the Native American community. Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer was killed in 1876 along the Little Big Horn River by Native Americans he aimed to destroy. But Hollywood brought him back to life as a character in the Ben Stiller comedy “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” which opened in theaters May 22. McDonald's included characters from the movie as toys in its kid-sized Happy Meals. The fast food chain's...
  • Today In History - June 25, 1876 - Battle of the Little Big Horn (Custer's Last Stand)

    06/25/2008 8:29:22 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 125 replies · 1,991+ views
    Today is the anniversary of one of the more controversial battles in US history - one that has been debated over and over for years. On this day in 1876, Genl George A Custer and large share of the US 7th Cavalry were killed in a battle near the Little Bighorn River in Montana. Because many of us on Free Republic enjoy history as well as debating history, I wanted to post this to see what you all have to say about this battle? Who's fault was it? Did Custer have a bad battle plan? Or did Reno and Benteern...
  • Custer's ride revisited by local reenactor [Battle of the Little Bighorn]

    06/22/2008 4:13:09 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 35 replies · 146+ views
    Monroe News ^ | June 21. 2008 | by Ronda Stiffler
    Custer reenactor Steve Alexander rides the trail that Gen. Custer rode as part of the celebration. On June 25, 1876, a force of 200 U.S. soldiers under Gen. George Armstrong Custer is wiped out by the Sioux Indians at Little Big Horn, Montana. - Photo courtesy of Sandy Alexander In 1876, General George Custer led the 7th Cavalry of the United States Army on a fateful journey across four hundred miles of prairie in thirty nine days. Today, Monroe resident and Custer reenactor Steve Alexander begins recreating Custer's last ride, leading troops of the Frontier Army of Dakotas and...
  • General Custer was betrayed at Little Bighorn (and the story of the officer who tried to stop it)

    02/15/2008 7:15:07 AM PST · by drzz · 55 replies · 2,967+ views
    Custer's Last Stand History Portal ^ | 02/15/07 | custerwest
    Captain Thomas B. Weir was the commander of company B, in Captain Benteen’s battalion (one of the three columns that Custer sent against the Indians at Little Bighorn). On June 25, 1876, Weir followed Benteen in his scout on the South of the valley, looking for “satellite villages” (other Indian villages around the main one). __ “WE OUGHT TO BE OVER THERE!” When Benteen understood that the scout didn’t give any results, he came back on Custer’s trail. He had specific orders to follow Custer’s steps and to send him a note about the results of his scouts. Benteen didn’t...
  • Praising a terrorist: Cheyenne chief Black Kettle and the teaching of US history

    01/22/2008 8:41:46 AM PST · by drzz · 5 replies · 1,011+ views
    "I just read in an Indian depredation claim I copied from the National Archives last summer that Black Kettle was understood by everyone in 1868 as being a spy for the raiding Indians. He would profess peace and all the time he was gathering information he would later share with the Dog Soldiers to assist them in their raids, etc." Dr. Jeff Broome, author of the very important book "Dog Soldier Justice", the most accurate depiction of the Indian massacres of 1868 "Some of the raiders came from Black Kettle's camp. As was the case on numerous previous occasions, his...
  • US History : the Battle of the Little Bighorn in six minutes

    01/16/2008 8:43:47 AM PST · by drzz · 65 replies · 338+ views
    Video ^ | 01/16/2007 | custerwest
    LIES ON GENERAL CUSTER AND THE LITTLE BIGHORN 1) Custer never massacred Indians. (see the Battle of the Washita) 2) Custer was one of the most brilliant cavalry generals of his times (see Custer in the Civil War) 3) Custer understood how to fight Indians (see the Battle of the Washita, the Battle of the Little bighorn -LBH) 4) Custer never underestimated his enemy at Little Bighorn (see before the battle). 5) The Indians at LBH were 1'500, exactly the number of warriors Custer expected to surprise with his 647 soldiers (an usual tactic in Indian warfare). There has...
  • Today in US history: The Battle of the Washita (1868)

    11/27/2007 10:25:10 AM PST · by drzz · 5 replies · 142+ views
    THE BATTLE OF THE WASHITA (November 27, 1868, Indian territory - modern-day Oklahoma) Gregory F. Michno, ENCYCLOPEDIA of Indian Wars 1850-1890, pages 226-227 "On November 12, 1868 , 11 companies of the 7th Cavalry under Lt. Col. George A. Custer, 3 companies of the 3rd Infantry, 1 of the 5th Infantry, 1 of the 38th Infantry, and about 450 wagons set out from Fort Dodgefor Indian territory to seek out hostile Indians. Across a snow-covered landscape Custer followed Indian trails to a 50-lodge Cheyenne village on the banks of the Washita River. Early on the frigid morning of 27 November,...
  • My video to honor US servicemen and women, then and now

    09/16/2007 1:14:02 AM PDT · by drzz · 20 replies · 817+ views
    Video ^ | 09/16/07 | drzz
    This a video which was a long and hard work, but there it is: tribute to the 7th cavalry in the Indian Territory, Korea, Vietnam, the Pacific Front, Kuwait, Iraq. Garry Owen to these US heroes then and now!