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Title

Custer's Stand was Last

Department

History Department

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Abstract

This lecture will not just look at the Battle of Little Big Horn, but will explore the causes of this famous conflict on the plains of Montana. Custer's Last Stand came from a series of issues surrounding the Civil War, Manifest Destiny, the actions of American Indians and a variety of other factors. This famous battle was not just a megalomaniac looking for fame meeting his fate, but marked the decline of a centuries old culture and the rise of a reservation system that still exists. This all comes with causes and that's what we will explore.

Conference Name

American Indian History at Notre Dame

Conference Location

South Bend, Indiana

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