This Week in History
25 June 1876
US Army Defeated At Little Big Horn
US General George Custer and all of his men are killed after attacking Native Americans.
In 1876, US General George Custer led an attack by the 7th Regiment of the US Cavalry against a gathering of Native Americans on the banks of the Little Big Horn River in Southern Montana. The now-legendary Native American Chief Crazy Horse led his own warriors in a counter-attack in which Custer and all of the 197 troops under his command were killed. This remains the greatest victory by Native Americans against what they saw as the invading forces of the US army.
regiment (noun): an army unit from a few hundred to a few thousand men
bank (noun): the edge of a river where it meets land
counter-attack (noun): an act of fighting back
victory (noun): a successful defeat over another; a win
invade (verb): enter an area forcefully
Test your understanding:
The leader of the Native American warriors was
The Native Americans killed the American soldiers because
A military force will mount a counter-attack