Battle of Little Bighorn

American History Hit

Not one of the US forces led by General George Custer into the attack on 25 June 1876 survived. But the story of ‘Custer’s Last Stand’ as it was known for a long time, has long been told by the settlers, rather than the indigenous people who survived.

In this episode, Don talks to Lindsay Stallones Marshall, Assistant Professor of History at Illinois State University. Together, they talk through the battle and the opposing narratives and names of it.

She is the author of ‘Teaching Us to Forget: The Wars of Westward Expansion, U.S. History Education, & Public Memory, 1870 – 1995’.

Produced by Sophie Gee. Edited by Siobhan Dale. Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.

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