On June 25, 1876, General George Custer and a heavily
armed cavalry regiment attacked a camp of Lakota, Arapaho
and Cheyenne Indians on the banks of the Little Bighorn River
in what is now Montana. Custer’s regiment was part of the
forces clearing the region of indigenous peoples so white
settlers could mine gold in the Black Hills. That day Custer
met a crushing defeat at the hands of the assembled tribes,
under the leadership of Crazy Horse and Gall. Custer and his
men were entirely wiped out in one of the greatest victories
for Indian peoples during the last five hundred years of
genocide in the Americas.
Printed at C & D Printshop, Chicago, IL.
This is #5 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.