Definition of Little Bighorn

1. Noun. A river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern Montana; site of Custer's Last Stand.

Exact synonyms: Little Bighorn River, Little Horn
Group relationships: Montana, Mt, Treasure State, Equality State, Wy, Wyoming
Generic synonyms: River



2. Noun. 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.

Definition of Little Bighorn

1. Proper noun. The place near the Little Bighorn River, the site of Custer's Last Stand. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lithuanians
Litocranius
Litocranius walleri
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Little's disease
Little Bear
Little Bighorn (current term)
Little Bighorn River
Little Boy
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Literary usage of Little Bighorn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the Expedition Under the Command of Lewis and Clark: To the by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Elliott Coues, Thomas Jefferson (1893)
"It is the " Little Bighorn" of the codex, Clark M 105, 106, ... (It must not be confounded with the Little Horn or Little Bighorn, a branch of the Bighorn. ..."

2. History of the Expedition Under the Command of Lewis and Clark: To the by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Elliott Coues, Thomas Jefferson (1893)
"It is the " Little Bighorn" of the codex, Clark M 105, 106, ... (It must not be confounded with the Little Horn or Little Bighorn, a branch of the Bighorn. ..."

3. History of Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming, 1540-1888 by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Frances Fuller Victor (1890)
"Gibbon, who was on the north side of the Yellowstone, was to cross at the mouth of the Bighorn, and proceed up it to the junction of the Little Bighorn, ..."

4. Lewis and Clark Road Trips: Exploring the Trail Across America by Kira Gale (2006)
"The Little Bighorn Battlefield is the site of Custer's Defeat in 1876. Walking trails, and a 5 mile auto tour route. • Open daily: fast wkd May-Jul 8 AM-9 ..."

5. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1890)
"Gibbon, who was on the north side of the Yellowstone, wa> to cross at the mouth of the Bighorn, and proceed up it to the junction of the Little Bighorn, ..."

6. Nonfiction Reading Practice, Grade 5 by Mike Graff (2003)
"Show students the map of where the Battle of Little Bighorn took place. Explain to students that in 1875, the United States wanted to buy the Black Hills ..."

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