the campaign and the battle of the Little Bighorn
Before the battle
George Crook in 1876: how his column betrayed the others involved in the Sioux campaign
Terry's orders to Custer - Carte blanche
Witness: General Terry told General Custer to rely on his own judgment
The links between two American legends: Custer's spurs came directly from the Alamo
Custer and Tullocks Creek : the 7th cavalry scouted the area
Accounts of Custer's clothes on the fatal day
Lieutenant Varnum's accoun's of the fatal morning
What the Indian scouts really said to Custer: "Attack at once"
The real size of the Indian village (and not the lies spread after the battle)
Military Instructor: "Custer's tactics very possibly would have been used by any other officer" + Marine Robert Nightengale's analysis
Army officer and former professor at the General Staff College: "All the veterans who studied Little Bighorn with me took the same decisions that Custer did"
US General-in-chief Nelson A. Miles (Medal of Honor, the best Indian fighter in US history): Custer's orders were judicious, his subordinates didn't do their duty - Custer not responsible for the disaster
General Thomas Rosser: Custer's plan was a good one
2007 posthumous court-martial and exclusive opinion by a custerwest.org visitor and current judge of criminal court (with military experience as an officer)
Major Reno's offensive and rout
Private William Taylor: "Reno showed his incompetence and Benteen his indifference"
Lieutenant Godfrey: "Reno failed to hold a leg."
Testimony on the battle in the timber
Reno in the timber: a strong position
Captain French on Major Reno: "I should have shot him"
Lieutenant Godfrey: Reno's utter failure
Cheyenne warrior Wooden Leg's account of the Reno battle
VIDEO: A summary of Major Reno's actions during the battle of the Little Bighorn
The amazing story of Lieutenant DeRudio (Italy) and Private Thomas O'Neill at Little Bighorn
Captain Benteen's scout and betrayal
What Custer's last messenger really said to Benteen
A record of Benteen's slowness and disobedience to orders
Captain Weir: "We must go to the sound of the guns!" + VIDEO
"Be quick. Bring packs" Custer's last orders analyzed by Historian Kuhlman
Reno Hill: waiting without any threat
Private Thompson on Major Reno
Waiting on Reno Hill, the story (with testimonies)
Lieutenant Godfrey: "We heard firing in the valley and officers said that the command ought to do something"
"We heard the firing coming from Custer's command": 9 testimonies of men on Reno Hill + VIDEO
Lieutenant Godfrey: "We had only a few wounded and had to support Custer"
Reno's behavior on Reno Hill
No threat around Reno Hill : analysis and testimonies by Sitting Bull and officers of the Seventh
"We must join Custer!" - the story of Captain Weir on Reno Hill + VIDEO
VIDEO: No support will ever come
VIDEO: Captain Thomas Weir tried to stop the betrayal: "Expecting immediate orders to advance, sir!"
Weir Point: watching an ongoing battle
Watching a battle on Weir Point, the story
Indian scout White Man Runs Him on Weir Point : "Custer was still fighting"
VIDEO: the guidon : Benteen, Reno, where are you?
Sioux warrior Respects Nothing: "Why Reno didn't help Custer?"
Testimony of Private Mulford, visiting the battlefield in 1877
Historian Michno: the battle wasn't short, but it was in the best interest of some officers to tell us it was + VIDEO
Custer's Last Battle : Benteen, Reno, where are you?
- according to American Indian warriors and ocular witnesses
Studying Indian accounts: why strange contradictions exist
List of Indian warriors who fought that day
Little Sioux (Ree/Arikara scout)
Thunder Bear (Sioux)
Left Hand (Arapaho)
8 Indian accounts of the Last Stand
12 Indian accounts of the Last Stand
Brave Wolf (Cheyenne)
Lieutenant Calhoun's last stand according to Sioux warchief White Bull
Eagle Elk (Sioux)
Red Horse (Sioux warchief)
60 Indian accounts of the Battle
The story of Custer's death? Sioux warrior Beard's account
Turtle Rib (Sioux) on the Last Stand and Indian casualties
Cheyenne Chief Two Moon's account
Cheyenne warrior Wooden Leg's account
Sioux Chief Horned Horse's account of the Last Stand and Indian casualties
Sioux warchief Low Dog's account
- according to Federal and modern views
How the Last Stand really looked like
Why the Little Bighorn battlefield is a contaminated "crime scene" - and why the archaeology cannot conclude anything about the Last Stand
Words of a traitor: Benteen on taking a Last Stand
The aftermath of the battle
Reno Hill heroes : the Siege and Battle on Reno Hill - and the Medals of Honor
VIDEO:Sons of the West: graves on the battlefield
A Stand for Victory: why Custer's last fight mattered for final victory
Field of carnage: the sight of the bodies on Custer battlefied
George Herendeen's account on Indian casualties
Indian casualties: up to 250 dead warriors? The story of the cairns on Little Bighorn battlefield
Testimonies about Indian casualties
Little Bighorn battlefield study (summer 2006): 200 Indians were killed on the battlefield
VIDEO : Tribute to the 268 fallen soldiers of Little Bighorn
The taboo: men tortured in the Indian village on the night of the battle
The cover-up and the creation of a fairy tale: "the Little Bighorn mystery"
Benteen celebrated Little Bighorn: schocking quotes by the captain
Crook ignored the battle: the "Wyoming column" heard the gunfire of Custer's Last Stand, saw the smoke but never moved
LBH specialist and US Marine Robert Nightengale: the story of a cover-up + VIDEO
Lieutenant Gibson's personal letter : how a letter that unmasked the betrayal was changed
Major Reno's lies at the Reno Court of Inquiry
False exhibit (I) at the Reno Court of Inquiry : the petition of the enlisted soldiers
False exhibit (II) at the Reno Court of Inquiry: the maps of the battle (with pictures of the maps)
The Reno Court of Inquiry: incomplete
VIDEO: The Reno Court of Inquiry unmasked
The "Little Bighorn mystery" : a fairy tale
Reno Court of Inquiry chairman to US general-in-chief: the court was biased, Custer was betrayed + VIDEO
US general-in-chief Nelson A. Miles in 1898: Custer took the right decisions, was betrayed. + VIDEO
Account by the Reno Court of Inquiry chairman: it was a whitewash
Little Bighorn veteran Fred Gerard: during the Inquiry, the army and Major Reno's defense were corrupting or threatening witnesses
Perjuries in Court: Captain Carter, friend of the officers of ther 7th cavalry, explains that the witnesses of the court lied to protect the honor of the regiment
Historian Bruce Liddic: perjuries by Major Reno and Captain Benteen
A newspaper from North Carolina, 1879: "Custer was left to his fate because of Benteen and Reno"
Letter by Reno Court of Inquiry chairman to Miss Custer: Custer never disobeyed orders, Major Reno failed his mission
The Reno whitewash : Custer's personal secretary Roberts attacked Reno in an essay
Libbie's stand: letter by Custer's widow to condemn Major Reno
Captain Carter, 4th cavalry and Little Bighorn specialist: "Benteen's and Reno's behavior will be recorded as a crime"
How the army and Major Reno's defense changed the size of the Indian village on the official map given to the Court of Inquiry
Historian Wettengel on the cover-up
Lieut. Oscar Long's report (1878) uncovered the betrayal
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