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Definition of 'custer's last stand'

Noun

  1. a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876); Custer was pursuing Sioux led by Sitting Bull; Custer underestimated the size of the Sioux forces (which were supported by Cheyenne warriors) and was killed along with all his command
       Synonyms: Little Bighorn Battle of Little Bighorn Battle of the Little Bighorn


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