On the 25th of June 1876 on the ‘greasy’ grass of Dakota the Battle of the Little Big Horn occurred. Sioux and Cheyenne Indians defiantly left their reservations, outraged over the continued intrusions of whites into their sacred lands in the Black Hills. They gathered in Montana with the great warrior Sitting Bull to fight for their lands. Determined to resist the efforts of the U.S Army to force them onto reservations, Indians under the leadership of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse wipe out Lieutenant Colonel George Custer and much of his 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. This essay with try to determine why the U.S. Army lost this, every so important battle against the Sioux.
This articles significant figure was covered as they talked about how the Indians under the leadership of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse wipe out Lieutenant Colonel George Custer and much of his 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Several explanations of his events have been studied, Custer 's personality and psychology, searching for clues to his behavior at the disaster. Indeed, most attempts to explain what happened to his command are tied to favorable or unfavorable views of Custer 's character. And his historical image has also changed over the years in response to shifting popular opinions and values.
“Custer's Last Stand” was a victory for the Indian people, but as a result of their win, they brought a lot of attention to themselves which angered the American people. As a result, the US government treated the Native Americans more hostile, allowing John Gibbons to go and attack the Nez Perce Indians, didn’t follow through with their agreements dealing with land and took land away, and kept expanding westward while continuing to grow America East to West. Directly after new got out that the Indians had not only won the battle, but had slaughtered the American army, John Gibbons rounded up every available man and went after the Nez Perce Indians, whom he thought were the easiest and head of attack. Many innocent woman and children died on
The 1870s, the time after the Civil War, was a decade of imperialism, great invention, reconstruction, labor unions and strikes, and the Sioux Wars. Especially The battle of the little Bighorn, was a crushing defeat for the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army under George Armstrong Custer. The 700 men strong 7th Cavalry Regiment were defeated by the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho, which were leaded by several important war leaders, including Crazy Horse and Chief Gall, Sitting Bull. The reason of the Sioux Wars, and so also of the battle of the little Bighorn, was that the Native Americans fight for their land. The Battle of Little Bighorn was a training point in the relation between America and Native America because
The second difference that is clearly evident is the U.S. Calvary underestimated the multiple tribe’s courage to stay and fight. Major Reno’s battalion advanced first heading down the Little Bighorn and came across a natural a ford to cross the river. On this account, the Sioux could not see past the creek, and they believed the soldiers were out of cartridges. The major difference in these two accounts in the Battle of Little Bighorn is that the Sioux Nation did not believe they had committed any crimes by leaving the
Colonel Slough would continuously use tempo to keep pushing the Confederate forces back without delay. He refused to let the Confederate forces have the time necessary to regroup and reorganize. Colonel Slough would also change from offensive operations to defensive operations and fight the Confederates with a defense in depth. A defense in depth requires an extreme amount of tempo and Colonel Slough would continuously flank the Confederate forces as they would advance through the canyon. Using primary, alternate, supplementary, subsequent positons, the union force were able to attrite the Confederate forces as they gained ground.
In June of 1839, a published letter was written called, “The Cherokee War” and in this letter was a description of how John Ridge was killed. The letter states, “About forty half and full blooded Cherokee Indians came to the house of John Ridge... they took him out of bed from beside his wife, carried him into the yard, and there butchered him in a most savage, brutal manner, by stabbing him in the body some twenty-seven times.” John Ridge was not the only one who had a death led from other Cherokee Indians, eight other principal men as well as John’s father were also killed. This letter provides information that the causes leading up to the deaths of these men were from the old Cherokee nation opposing the “Ridge Treaty.”
(pg. 686) Due to these violations, many Indians broke out in violence and clashed against settlers, traders, and soldiers, killing many and instigating an extremely bloody conflict. (pg. 686) An event of brutality was the Sand Creek Massacre, in which whites slaughtered many Indians in “places of safety” such as Fort Lyon even though they raised a white flag to signal surrender. (pg. 686
The plan seemed to be a simple one that required the three units to converge on the Lakota Indians and deal them a definite defeat. Custer and his Seventh Calvary arrived ahead of Gibbon’s unit and little did he know that Crook’s unit was turned back by Crazy Horse and his warriors. Upon Custer’s first initial evaluation, he believed that it was just a small Indian village. Custer split his unit into three divisions and carried out the attack. He was met with thousands of Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors that dealt a devastating defeat to George A. Custer and his Seventh Cavalry.
The combatants were the warriors of the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the men of the Seventh Cavalry, guided by General George Custer. The tribes had come together for a variety of reasons. The lands surrounding the river were plentiful, and they regularly gathered there for their annual sun dance ceremony, where Sitting Bull had prophesied a great victory for his people. When news spread of Custer’s arrival to the land, Sitting Bull (Lakota) and Crazy Horse (Oglala) quickly took control and devised a plan for victory. Elsewhere, Custer split his forces, leaving him with command of just five companies.
10. Americans: MG Fredendall’s verbal orders were often vague and imprecise. (While a quote was an attempt at OPSEC over the phone, it was simply too unorthodox to be considered a proper movement order for an entire brigade sized element. Other examples also exist of Fredendall’s imprecise manner such as: “Go get ‘em at once….Go smash ‘em” and: “Everything is rosy”, the troops “went to town”).