Black and white portrait of George Custer in a military uniform
Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer

Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer

After his early education, George Armstrong Custer became a school teacher; soon he was accepted as a cadet at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York and the rest is history.

Black and white photograph of Sitting Bull with a single feather in his hair.
(Sitting Bull)

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Sitting Bull

A respected elder at the time of the battle, Sitting Bull was a brave and daring warrior in his youth. He became known as an eloquent spokesman and statesman, as well as powerful spiritual leader.


Last updated: June 20, 2019

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