13 results for “Battle of the Little Bighorn”

Postcard representing Custer's Last Fight

Postcard depicting Custer's last fight at the Battle of Little Big Horn. The postcard is not addressed nor has it been mailed. This image was distributed as a poster by the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association in 1896.

Date
ca. 1896
Subjects
Advertising
Battle of the Little Bighorn
Places
Little Bighorn Battlefield (Mont.)
Montana
People
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876
Custer's Last Rally

In the preface to the book, the author, T. M. Newson, claims, “Most scenes described, and nearly all the incidents narrated, in the pages of this book, were part of my own personal experience of a residence of some thirty years on the frontier, and for which I can vouch as true, except, perhaps, the incidents of the last great battle of the lamented Custer with Sitting Bull, and for these I am indebted to one who was early on the ground after the conflict, and who has obtained from the Indians themselves what I deem to be a very accurate picture of the terrible struggle between contending forces.”

Date
1884
Subjects
Battle of the Little Bighorn
Indians of North America
Places
Little Bighorn Battlefield (Mont.)
People
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876
Sitting Bull, 1834?-1890
Custer's Last Battle in New Light

In 1927 William Hale Thompson, the mayor of Chicago, had been elected to a third term after vigorously attacking school history textbooks as too pro-British. He sought to commission the writing of a new textbook that would be more “American.” A delegation of Sioux visited Thompson in December 1927 to make the case that a new textbook should correct misleading accounts of American Indian history, including the battle at Little Big Horn.

Creator
Lorenz, Alma
Date
1927
Subjects
Battle of the Little Bighorn
Education
Indians of North America
Political campaigns
Visions of history
Places
Chicago
Little Bighorn Battlefield (Mont.)
People
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876
Buffalo Bill's Duel With Yellow Hand

Buffalo Bill interrupted his stage career in 1876 to become an army scout. He took the scalp of a Cheyenne warrior, Yellow Hair, whose name was mistranslated as Yellow Hand. Cody incorporated this story into his performances when he returned to the stage, and displayed Yellow Hand's scalp as a mark of authenticity.

Date
1881
Subjects
Battle of the Little Bighorn
Cheyenne Indians
Frontier and pioneer life
Places
Great Plains
West (U.S.)
People
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917
Yellow Hand, 1850?-1876
The Capture of Batoche

Batoche in Saskatchewan was the capital of the Métis provisional government during the 1885 Riel Rebellion. The Canadian government defeated the rebellion in the Battle of Batoche.

Date
1885
Subjects
Battle of Batoche
Metis
Riel Rebellion, 1885
Places
Canada
Saskatchewan
Rain-in-the-Face

This portrait of Rain-in-the-Face appeared with an article about the Battle of Little Big Horn written by Charles Eastman. Unlike his portrait in image #52, here the former Sioux warrior chose to appear in a traditional head dress.

Creator
Eastman, Charles Alexander, 1858-1939
Date
1904
Subjects
Battle of Little Big Horn
Indians of North America
Sioux
People
Rain-in-the-Face, ca. 1835-1905
Rain-in-the-Face. Sioux.

Rain-in-the-Face was among the Sioux warriors who defeated the U.S. Army under George Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn. In this portrait by the painter Eldridge Ayer Burbank he is dressed in a Euro-American suit, unlike the portrait in image #195.

Creator
Burbank, E. A. (Elbridge Ayer), 1858-1949
Date
1898
Subjects
Battle of Little Big Horn
Indians of North America
Sioux
Places
South Dakota
People
Rain-in-the-Face, ca. 1835-1905
Cover of program for Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World

A program from Cody's Wild West Show at the World's Columbian Exposition. These dramatic open air performances highlighted the horse riding and shooting skills of Euro-American and American Indian performers, and claimed to recreate historical events such as the Battle of Little Big Horn.

Date
1893
Subjects
Theater
Wild west shows
Places
Chicago (Ill.)
West (U.S.)
People
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917
Tippecanoe, the Hero of North Bend

Sheet music published during William Henry Harrison's campaign for president in 1840 recalled his role in the battle at Tippecanoe Creek in Indiana in 1811. Harrison was then governor of the Indiana Territory and led an attack on Indians led by Tecumseh and his brother, the Shawnee Prophet.

Date
1849
Subjects
Log cabins
Political campaigns
Sheet music
Places
Indiana
Title page and frontispiece to William F. Cody's _Story of the Wild West and Camp-Fire Chats_

Buffalo Bill Cody put himself in company with older iconic frontier figures in offering tales of the “Pioneer Quartette:” Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Kit Carson and himself. In addition to the dramatic battle scenes depicted in the frontispiece, the title page promised an account of Cody's “conquests” as a performer in England.

Creator
Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917
Date
1888
Subjects
Wild west shows
Places
West (U.S.)
People
Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917
Carson, Kit, 1809-1868
Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917
Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836