BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL REVISITS THE LEGENDARY EVENT THAT TRIGGERED THE BIRTH OF TABLOID HEADLINES IN BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN
NEW SPECIAL PREMIERES ON JANUARY 13 AT 8 PM ET/PT NEW YORK – December 9, 2019 – The Battle of the Little Big Horn. Custer’s Last Stand. The Battle of the Greasy Grass. An infamous conflict known by many names is one that has been edited, embellished and sensationalized for over a century. On June 25, 1876, Hunkpapa Lakota Chief Sitting Bull and thousands of American Indians were attacked by General George Custer’s 7th Cavalry as they camped on the banks of Montana’s Little Bighorn River. Vastly outnumbered, Custer’s entire regiment was wiped out. What was to follow was a nationwide medi...