The Sioux Indians were outraged when white settlers poured into their sacred Black Hills in violation of the 1868 treaty with the United States. The settlers ignored the treaty to search for gold.


The American people and government cried out for revenge after the massacre of Custer and his troops. The government's and the Army's goal became to resolve the Indian resistance once and for all.


By the early 1880's, the plains Indians had been subdued and the Army started closing down its forts all over the American West

George Armstrong Custer

Links and Places to Visit

General George Custer

See the Little Bighorn Battle Ground near Miles City, Montana. Visit the US Park Service Website.

Visit the Custer Museum and learn about Monroe, Michigan where Custer spent his early years. Many of the houses he lived in and visited are still standing and open to the public.

Visit his grave at the Post Cemetery at the Military Academy at West Point, New York. Visit the Academy website for more information.

Learn more about Custer and the Indian Wars. Visit the PBS website, The West.

Custer was court-martialed at Ft. Leavenworth Kansas. Read the actual charges from the trial.

See artifacts found on the battle ground during a recent archeological study and learn about the finds of the study.

Visit a link about the history of Custer and the Little Bighorn.

Read the Lakota version of the Custer's Attack on the Village

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