America Unearthed: Priceless Treasure Unearthed at Black Hills (S3, E5) | Full Episode | History

America Unearthed: Priceless Treasure Unearthed at Black Hills (S3, E5) | Full Episode | History

In 1874, Lt. Colonel George sent Custer on a scouting mission to the Black Hills area. He reportedly found something while he was there–gold. This sparked off a gold rush of settlers, in Season 3, Episode 5, “Custer’s Blood Treasure.” #AmericaUnearthed
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  1. profanepersonality on September 28, 2022 at 7:37 am

    These fools think they are real soldiers, of that time. Pathetic. 😂😂😂

  2. noah chapman on September 28, 2022 at 7:38 am

    Fighting Joe wheeler was a much better cavalry man he could have led the same amount of men and over half would have come out alive

  3. mewimi on September 28, 2022 at 7:40 am

    At least it is an interesting fiction, but based on complete pseudoscience/psuedohistorical bull.

  4. Philip Hjelsand on September 28, 2022 at 7:41 am

    Why would they take cash into the field? You can’t spend it until you get back to the fort. Custer did not have wagons at last stand hill. The wagons were with Reno and he was not killed.

  5. James Edwards on September 28, 2022 at 7:41 am

    Pretty ignorant to leave a treasure map in a unsecured mound. Dumb. Yes the grave robber got it and lived happily ever after.

  6. Ms Gale on September 28, 2022 at 7:43 am

    It’s called the federal govt. Thieving.

  7. Robert Bolton on September 28, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Matt 16 veres 21 through 22

  8. heidi engellenner on September 28, 2022 at 7:44 am

    What God and lucifer meant when I said that of the 4 billion beings on this planet no one would help us. No one would help us raise the 7 wonders of the world- Or satalite term SAMOS. Which is why we used planet Uranus instead- we have much love and support at home in ISadore.. On earth- my father by birth this life saint Peter did give me ten-thousand dolars during that time- but because unemployment had a huge delay- it all went to daily survival. Raising the 7 wonders at bare cost- would have been about 5 million dollars here on earth. The plan- once we got Atlantis up- which would have cost around a quarter million dollars- then other people would start funding. We brought 3 trillon dollars with us- which was payable to be age 36 but that was all stolen the 9.11 attack of the world trade center.

  9. Gorilla Cookies on September 28, 2022 at 7:45 am

    Nothing is ever proven or disproven on this show.

  10. Becky Shock on September 28, 2022 at 7:50 am

    I HATE ads you can’t skip, I’ll not watch anymore history shows.

  11. Richard Tyll on September 28, 2022 at 7:51 am

    BTW, it is against Native American morals to have taken ANY possessions from the dead. NOTHING was taken!
    If you want to understand who took anything from the battlefield, look at the wasichu who arrived after the battle to collect their dead. Makes me sick to watch this depiction of Native Americans stripping the dead of their possessions. It was completely contrary to the Cheyenne or Sioux.

  12. Sean Warble on September 28, 2022 at 7:52 am

    I want my 43 minutes back!!!

  13. Douglas Hall on September 28, 2022 at 7:52 am

    Why would two moons tell white man where the treasure was

  14. Rick Keifer on September 28, 2022 at 7:54 am

    I don’t think the thief stoled the map just to look at it.He must have got the treasure by now and gone.

  15. lee branen on September 28, 2022 at 7:56 am

    All the really tell-tale evidence is "lost."

  16. cameriqueTV on September 28, 2022 at 7:56 am

    Awesome cinematography! What cameras do your crew use?

  17. Ms Gale on September 28, 2022 at 7:58 am

    I had lived in Northern NV in the 80’s, my ex had a friend he had worked with that claimed to have gone into MX and found this loot, he was chased out of the area and had remnants of the treasure. He later inherited LoLo hot springs in MT from his aunt.

  18. Buck Republican on September 28, 2022 at 7:59 am

    Payroll was always held at the Forts, payroll was never taken out on expeditions, after all there was no place to spend money. When soldiers got to any towns soldiers had their own money. Commanders could also sign a draft at any bank for military requirements, so there was never any need to carry payroll. The Army did escort gold and money shipments but that was never during another mission, they were always special details. You can find these details at Ft. Ben Harrison, the Army Finance Center museum and Army’s Officer’s Basic Course history.

  19. cody goldsmith on September 28, 2022 at 7:59 am

    There is no treasure period lol payroll would have never been brought into battle . Second of all the cashe was items took off the dead cavalry men and took into a wagon for what ever reason and buried along some sandstone bluffs in a cave . Good luck finding it .

  20. Bob Porch on September 28, 2022 at 8:00 am

    The first thing I would want to know is: "was there actually a treasure?" Custer split his command into 3 brigades. Major Reno and Captain Benteen commanded two of them and survived the battle. Only Custer and the men with him were all killed, not the whole regiment. There was a military court of inquiry after the battle. I am sure accurate records of that inquiry were made and should still exist. I am also sure that a small matter of $25,000 of gold and silver in that era would have been of interest to the military. Custer moved quick and light (so light he did not have enough ammo). Reno brought up the rear with the pack train with the supplies and ammo. Which office had the payroll and was it captured. Probably only the Nationals Archives knows for sure. Of course all the loot taken from the bodies of Custer’s command would be quite valuable today, it was likely kept by individual warriors. Also "Sitting Bull" was not a chief. He was the spiritual leader of his people and did not fight in the battle. Instead, when Benteen attacked, he looked to the safety of the women and children. An interesting episode, but you are the "History" channel.

  21. Big River Breaks on September 28, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Does this dude ever really solve anything?

  22. Thomas Tobias on September 28, 2022 at 8:03 am

    U didn’t or don’t have a silver buffalo nickel. They never have made a silver nickel

  23. grease addiktz on September 28, 2022 at 8:04 am

    Dude only wants 140 for that coin that ain’t that expensive of a treasure

  24. Clint Ward on September 28, 2022 at 8:04 am

    These unearthed episodes are interesting, but Jesus this guy.

    Every episode, it’s always rejection of reality to substitute his own despite proof and contrary to proof of the opposite.

  25. Frank Misiti on September 28, 2022 at 8:05 am

    I feel like the only reason that you would hustle someone for $140 is a drug problem LOL

  26. William Bowen on September 28, 2022 at 8:05 am

    hwy 22 robbery $120

  27. Dino Sabatelllo on September 28, 2022 at 8:08 am

    Sure is a lot of in search for this and that shows but Scott your presentations always outstanding started watching in search of with Leonard Nimoy TV shows leave you with more questions than answers good Lord can we get to the bottom of Oak Island

  28. Billy O67 on September 28, 2022 at 8:10 am

    So over 400 members of the 7 Calvary survived the battle. Almost 2/3 the regiment. The pack train with supplies and most likely the payroll survived on Reno hill with everyone else. Why would Custer have it with him on an attack? As to the weapons, clothing and personal items? Sitting bull told his Lakota not to take anything, but I’m sure they did. As did the Cheyenne, and other tribes present. Items of 260 soldiers would easily disappear amongst 5-10 thousand natives. I don’t believe they were buried but used by the natives for living.
    I like the premise of this show and believe history of the United States predates Columbus and the Vikings.
    But Scott never solves anything and I guess that’s why the show ended.

  29. Wyoming300 on September 28, 2022 at 8:11 am

    This is pretty stupid, like most things discovery channel. The treasure custer was known for was burried by his men in wyoming

  30. Bob Porch on September 28, 2022 at 8:11 am

    Happy anniversary George!

  31. Rachel Varon on September 28, 2022 at 8:11 am

    Tell me who’s treasure it was first?I don’t recall the uninvited sharing enything, the land of the black hills never gives up the truth of what treasure really is!!!!

  32. Marc Roberts on September 28, 2022 at 8:12 am

    Huge waste of time

  33. Ken Carney on September 28, 2022 at 8:13 am

    This legand has been around for years the TV series Wagon Train even had an episode about this.

  34. Norma Bonner on September 28, 2022 at 8:14 am

    Mmm, Scott i have an Indian Head/Buffalo nickle.

  35. James Ruddy on September 28, 2022 at 8:14 am

    I don’t think this guy has ever found anything in his entire life.

  36. USMCAirborne Daddy on September 28, 2022 at 8:15 am

    We are the people of the Bible, this is not surprising when you connect America is the real holy land

  37. fred dell on September 28, 2022 at 8:16 am

    Scott is a forensic geology college graduate, he would have been more successful majoring in music lol

  38. Kathleen Austin on September 28, 2022 at 8:19 am

    That coin collector sounds like a crook!!
    There’s a sucker born everyday!!
    How many people would put a treasure map in a grave?!! That guy took the treasure!

  39. cameriqueTV on September 28, 2022 at 8:19 am

    $140?!!! That’s quite a bargain! They’re going for $2500, in much worse condition.

  40. Jeff Borgesen on September 28, 2022 at 8:20 am

    Scott has never discovered the answer to any of his mysteries and by the way custard was a mentally deranged person

  41. Byron Vermeulen on September 28, 2022 at 8:21 am

    I have seen a number of programs now and always think u need to make a transparent copy of your maps. find 2 known points you can measure then over lay the treasure map on a modern map scaled to the same 2 points. then you could use a modern map and see if you have better luck finding what is lost.

  42. fred dell on September 28, 2022 at 8:21 am

    Scott would have been perfect as a cast member of SNL "the Californians" lol what are you doing here lol

  43. heidi engellenner on September 28, 2022 at 8:23 am

    DRINKS– that stands for- Directional revision Interior neuro kelomater syncage.. Excuse the spelling.. I had a friend Templa- I was going to visit her- had this gone right- and the navy seals come to get me after lucifer took levticus power away- TEMPLA R– We went Left to Ohio instead..

  44. Rich Razz on September 28, 2022 at 8:26 am

    Scott still buying into the Old.. natives win a battle, it’s a massacre.. union soldiers win.. it’s a battle??? LoL 😂

  45. Logan B. on September 28, 2022 at 8:28 am

    Yeah I can tell you the Indians didn’t want that cash because due to Custer and that gold mine, the US government granted the Indiana a settlement payout of over a million dollars and they refused it due to their beliefs that nobody really owns anything from the mountain. That was my understanding of it at least, I could be mistaken…

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  47. adam tsoodle on September 28, 2022 at 8:29 am

    I’ve been to BUSBY, MONTANA, many times. But I’ve never seen any ORANGE HAIRED MEN.

    Its nothing but a post office and a bunch of hud homes…


  48. Patsy Ortega on September 28, 2022 at 8:29 am

    Our native Americans took that treasure because they knew that persons would get in there and take it because it belonged to our native Americans this whole country belong to them first

  49. ExtremeFocus on September 28, 2022 at 8:34 am

    I think the map Chief Two Moon made was to his descendants, and therefore coded with his tribe’s names of locations.
    So, the map was worthless to the thief. He did not know the names of the hills and rivers indicated on the map.
    My guess is that the treasure would be above ground, in a rock formation, close to, or on what the tribe considered
    sacred land. That way, the spirits of their tribe would guard over the treasure until it would be found by the descendents
    of Chief Two Moon.

  50. Theresa on September 28, 2022 at 8:36 am

    He is a great man explore unknown treasures. He doesn’t carry guns with him while traveled all the world and asked people very kindly and questions alone. But other groups of those guys with guns traveled all around the world show us that they are unwelcomed guests. It hits me to be noticed the diffrences of a group or a single lone traveler like this man is very kind not likely other groups. It was pretty surprised by two differences of travelers. I am out of here with unknown answers.

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