Monday, June 24, 2013

The Custermary propaganda

Custer's Last Stand happened on this day in 1876. The famous battle was a great victory for the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne, led by Sitting Bull. The U.S. Seventh Cavalry, of which five out the 12 troops (about 700 men) were led by George Armstrong Custer, was defeated; Custer himself was killed along with two of his brothers and a brother-in-law.

The sole survivor of the battle was a horse, named Comanche.

"When the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre." -- Dick Gregory.