The Battle of the Little Bighorn (Part
Battle of the Little Bighorn - also known as Custer's Last Stand, and, in
the parlance of the relevant American Indians, the Battle of Greasy Grass
Creek, was an armed engagement between a Lakota-Northern Cheyenne
combined force and the 7th Cavalry of the United States Army. It occurred
on June 25 and June 26, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in the eastern
Montana Territory, near what is now Crow Agency, Montana.
What do you know about The Battle of the Little Bighorn (Part I)?
US History Made Easy Trivia quiz.
Your Answers" at the end of the page.
1) In 1875, Sitting Bull creates an
alliance between the Lakota and the Cheyenne, a semi-religious
festival where young men are transformed into warriors.
the name of the alliance?
- Half-moon Walk
- Dances with Hawks
- Sun Dance
- The Ton Taka Way
2) One had taken place around
June 5, 1876, on the Rosebud River in Montana, involving Agency
American Indians who have slipped away from their reservations to
join the non-agency. During the event, Sitting Bull reportedly has
a vision of "soldiers falling into his camp like grasshoppers from
3) At the same time, military
officials have a summer campaign underway to force the Lakota and
Cheyenne back to their reservations, using infantry and cavalry in
a three-pronged approach:
Who commands the Montana force of six
companies (A, B, E, H, I, and K) of the 7th Infantry and four
companies (F, G, H, and L) of the 2nd Cavalry?
- Col. John
- Col. Mark Reynolds
- Col. Ira Hayes
- Col. Morgan
4) The Wyoming column is ten companies (A, B, C, D, E,
F, G, I, L, and M) of the 3rd Cavalry, five (A, B, D, E, and I) of
the 2nd Cavalry, two companies (D and F) of the 4th Infantry, and
three companies (C, G, and H) of the 9th Infantry.
the Wyoming column?
- Brig. General Thomas Sheridan
General Matt Sherman
- Brig. General George Crook
- Brig General
5) Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer's
column, including twelve companies (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K,
L, and M) of the 7th Cavalry, Companies C and G of the 17th U.S.
Infantry, and the Gatling gun detachment of the 20th Infantry
departed westward from Fort Abraham Lincoln in the Dakota
Territory on May 17.
6) On June 22, the 7th
Cavalry, composed of 31 officers and 566 enlisted men under
Custer, begin a reconnaissance and pursuit along the Rosebud, with
the prerogative to "depart" from orders upon seeing "sufficient
7) On the evening of June 24,
Custer's scouts arrive at an overlook, 14 miles east of the Little
What is the name of the overlook?
- Captain's Mast
- Kingdom Peak
- Crazy Horse's Nest
- Crow's Nest
8) At sunrise on June 25,
Custer's scouts report they can see a massive pony herd and signs
of the American Indians village roughly 15 miles in the distance.
After a night's march, the tired officer sent with the scouts
could see neither, and when Custer joins them, he is also unable
to make the sighting. Custer's scouts also spot the regimental
cooking fires that can be seen from 10 miles away, disclosing the
9) Custer does not know, the
group of American Indians seen on his trail are actually leaving
the encampment on the Big Horn and do not alert the village.
10) Custer's scouts warn him
about the size of the village, with scout reportedly saying,
"General, I have been with these Indians for 30 years, and this is
the largest village I have ever heard of."(1)
Who said this to
- Mitch Bouyer
- Charles Varnum
- Charley Reynolds
- Bloody Knife
David B., A Day to Remember: Introducing the Drama,
Irony, and Controversies of the Battle of the Little
Bighorn, iUniverse, 2003, p. 45, based on Abstract of the
Official Record of Proceedings of the Reno Court of Inquiry,