Little Big Horn Bat

Topics: Sitting Bull, Native Americans in the United States, United States Pages: 2 (764 words) Published: January 30, 2013
tleThe US army lost the Battle of the Little Big Horn because of the mistake made by General George Custer The battle of little big horn took place on 25th June 1876. All 210 soldiers in General Custer’s force were killed by Indians led by sitting bull. The Battle began because the white settlers and the Native American’s lived in peace but the American’s started to abuse their trust with the Native American’s as they started to dig for gold, as the gold was discovered in the Rocky mountain and build train lines to get to the mountain. The us government then started to build more train lines and started to scar the buffalo away, the Native American’s needed the buffalo for food and many other items. The Native American’s than had enough of the White settlers destroying their land and traditional customs, Red cloud addressed the US government representative and announced “the great Father (US president) sends us presents and wants us to sell him the road, but the white chief comes with soldiers to steal it before we say yes or no. I will talk to you no more. I will go now and I will fight you”. In this essay I will try to explore the battle and whether the US defeat was because of General Custer.

Many historians think that Custer was to blame for the defeat. When I looked at the evidence I saw that there were a number of reasons that were fault. For example he made his men march 73 miles in 3 days, this made them tired and very week. He also rarely listened to order’s which tells us that he thought he knew best, he also enjoyed being in the public eye a lot which tells us that he had a extremely ego. He split his force which half the chances of winning the battle, he underestimated the Native American’s. As they were travelling to find the Native American’s he ignored Reno (a fellow General), when he asked for Custer and his troop’s to wait Custer choose to carry on despite Reno’s order’s, this meant they would arrive at the battle before the other’s....
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