Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Part Two of three podcasts. Lt.Col George Armstrong Custer's Command of 12 companies engaging Sioux and Northern Cheyenne forces. Five Companies of 210 soldiers and Officers annihilated in the first stage of the battle.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Part Three of three podcasts. A victorious battle for the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne but later they and all tribes through out the plains lost the war. Confine to the reservations they struggle to the new way of life.
From archeological evidence the warriors who fought in the battle used about 45 different types of firearms, ranging from muzzle loaders, cap and ball to the advanced Henry and Winchester repeaters. Its believed about 10% of the warriors had firearms and the majority fought with their traditional weapons.