July 23, 2022

Today in History: Custer’s Last Stand

Last Updated on June 25, 2017

The monument on Custer's hill, containing all the bones found on the field
Today in History–June 25–the Library of Congress features Custer’s Last Stand, which occurred on this date in 1876. General George Armstrong Custer and 265 men under his command lost their lives in the Battle of Little Bighorn. Find out more about this battle in the Today in History section and access resources related to Little Bighorn and those who fought there through the links below.  You might also be interested in more Native American resources.

Custer’s Last Stand from America’s Library

Native Reign: Battle at Little Big Horn from Local Legacies

Little Bighorn images

Custer images

Custer sheet music

Custer books

Custer’s Last Fight playbook

Touring map of the Custer Battlefield Hiway

Sitting Bull’s Message from Spirit Life (book, 1891) by Kate R. Stiles

Sitting Bull primary source set

Red Horse image set

Chief Gall image set

Crazy Horse image set

Learning from the Source: Comparing Reports of the Battle of Little Bighorn

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