The Battle of the Little Bighorn, known to the Lakota and other Plains Indians as the Battle of the Greasy Grass and also commonly referred to as Custer's Last Stand, was an armed engagement between. The battle, which resulted in the defeat of U.S. forces, was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of It took place on June 25–26, The Battle of the Little Bighorn is one of the most studied actions in U.S. military history, and the immense literature on the subject is devoted primarily to. The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also called Custer's Last Stand, marked the most decisive Native American victory and the worst U.S. Army defeat in the. In less than an hour, the Sioux and Cheyenne had won the Battle of the Little Bighorn, killing Custer and every one of his men. Little Bighorn, A Place of Reflection. This area memorializes the US Army's 7th Cavalry and the Lakotas and Cheyennes in one of the Indian's. The Battle of the Little Bighorn was fought along the ridges, steep bluffs, and ravines of the Little Bighorn River, in south-central. Battle of the Little Bighorn, battle at the Little Bighorn River in Montana Territory on J, between U.S. federal troops led by Lieutenant. On J, Custer and the 7th Cavalry set out to follow Sitting Bull's trail, which would lead them into the Little Bighorn Valley. By John Joe McGinley. The battle of Little Big Horn, also known to the Lakota Sioux and other Native Americans as the battle of Greasey.