The Battle of Little Bighorn
The Battle of Little Bighorn (also known as Custer's Last Stand) was a result of conflict between the Sioux indians ( pronounced "Sue")and the American government. The American government attempted to create a reserve treaty with the Sioux, stating that they were to stay within reserve boundaries and not attack settlers that were passing through. This proposal agrivated the indians, and they believed that the land did not belong to the government. They continued to attack and loot settler's wagons. The governmant sent General Custer to unroot the Sioux from their position in southeastern Montana. General Custer approached the battlefield with 250 men in his cavalry. They approached with arrogance, sure that it would be an easy victory. That was their fatal mistake. The Sioux, led by Crazy Horse, engaged in guerilla warfare to slow down the force. Custer believed that they did this because thay were afraid. When the two forces met, Custer was outnumbered, for the Sioux had over 1,000 men. Custer's men tried to flee. There were no American survivors.