Military List Of Great Sioux War of 1876-77 Battles

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List of every major Great Sioux War of 1876-77 battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Great Sioux War of 1876-77 battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Great Sioux War of 1876-77, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Great Sioux War of 1876-77 list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Great Sioux War of 1876-77 battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List ranges from Battle of the Little Bighorn to Dull Knife Fight, plus much more.

The Battle of Cedar Creek occurred on October 21, 1876, in the Montana Territory between the United States Army and a force of Lakota Sioux native Americans during the Great Sioux War of 1876. The battle broke out after talks between Colonel Nelson A. Miles and Chief Sitting Bull broke down, and ended with surrender of 400 Lakota lodges to Miles six days later. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Montana Territory

Part of: Great Sioux War of 1876

Combatants: United States of America, Lakota people

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Battle of Powder River is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Great Sioux War of 1876-77 Battles
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Battle of Powder River

The Battle of Powder River, also known as the Reynolds Battle, occurred on Friday, March 17, 1876, in Montana Territory, United States. The attack on a Cheyenne Indian encampment by Colonel Joseph J. Reynolds initiated the Great Sioux War of 1876. Although destroying a large amount of Indian property, the attack was poorly carried out and probably solidified Lakota Sioux and northern Cheyenne resistance to the U.S. attempt to force them to sell the Black Hills and live on a reservation. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Powder River, United States of America

Part of: Great Sioux War of 1876

Combatants: Cheyenne people, United States of America

The Battle of Slim Buttes was fought on September 9 and 10, 1876, in the Great Sioux Reservation in the Dakota Territory, between the United States Army and the Sioux. The Battle of Slim Buttes was the first U.S. Army victory of the Great Sioux War of 1876 after General George Custer’s defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn on June 25 and 26, 1876. Brigadier General George Crook, one of the U.S. Army’s ablest Indian fighters, led the “Horsemeat March”, one of the most grueling military expeditions in American history, destroying Oglala Chief American Horse’s village at Slim Buttes and repelling a counter-attack by Crazy Horse. The American public was fixed on news of the defeat of Custer at ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Dakota Territory

Part of: Great Sioux War of 1876

Combatants: United States of America, Lakota people

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Battle of the Little Bighorn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Great Sioux War of 1876-77 Battles
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The Battle of the Little Bighorn, known to Lakota as the Battle of the Greasy Grass, and commonly referred to as Custer's Last Stand, was an armed engagement between combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle, which occurred June 25–26, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory, was the most prominent action of the Great Sioux War of 1876. It was an overwhelming victory for the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho, led by several major war leaders, including Crazy Horse and Chief Gall, inspired by the visions of Sitting Bull. The U.S. 7th Cavalry, including the Custer ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Montana, United States of America

Part of: Great Sioux War of 1876

Combatants: Cheyenne people, United States of America, Lakota people, Arapaho people

Commanders: George Armstrong Custer

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