Exposing The Myths Of Little Bighorn And General Custer | Battlefield Detectives | Our History

Exposing The Myths Of Little Bighorn And General Custer | Battlefield Detectives | Our History

The story of Custer’s Last Stand – a tiny band of brave American cavalrymen holding out against bow-and-arrow and tomahawk-wielding Indians – is perhaps the most potent symbol of the legend of the American Frontier. Subscribe to Our History: https://bit.ly/3v5mKBG

The site of Little Bighorn has been researched like no other American battlefield. Using the results of this scientific research, we’ll peel away the myths about Little Bighorn, revealing that there was no last stand just as there were, in fact, few bows, arrows or tomahawks.

This film was first broadcast: 2003

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  1. @AntonioPerales-bb8pm on January 6, 2024 at 9:02 am

    I see that some men are characterized as "risk takers." As we know the opportunities for pushing the envelope are many and varied. An aspect of this character is a possible willingness to risk the lives, well-being, reputation, finances, image, safety, and happiness or peace of mind of others, as well. How much easier to apply one or more of the examples here cited to someone already judged as backward, evil, dishonest, unscrupulous, dangerous, or an obstacle in some way.

  2. @user-bc5km3cr3i on January 6, 2024 at 9:04 am

    The Great Spirit punishes the wicked.

  3. @stonedsasquatch on January 6, 2024 at 9:05 am

    The only heathen savages were in us uniforms

  4. @andrasdemeter6477 on January 6, 2024 at 9:05 am

    Üdv! Csak 1 kérdésem van: A magántulajdon védelme mennyire elsődleges?
    Az "Őslakosok" miért nem védhették meg a saját földjüket?
    Hiszem, hogy joguk és lehetőségük is volt, de, ha ma értékeljük a mai "amerikaiak" cselekményeiket az majd nem azonos a nácik népírtásával.
    Mi a különbség a 2 között??
    Csinálhatnak több tucat filmet, de ez sem változtat semmit 200 ével korábban csinálták azt, mint a Nácik!!!!!!!!!
    (Üdv! I have only 1 question: How important is the protection of private property?
    Why couldn’t the "Natives" protect their own land?
    I believe that they had the right and the opportunity, but if we evaluate the actions of today’s "Americans" it will not be the same as the Nazis’ genocide?
    What is the difference between the 2??
    They can make dozens of movies, but that doesn’t change anything, they did it 200 years earlier than the Nazis!!!!!!!!!) Google translater

  5. @mickwaller5198 on January 6, 2024 at 9:10 am


  6. Angel Mcfadden on January 6, 2024 at 9:11 am

    In best American tradition,he got Siouxed.

  7. @nomercyinc6783 on January 6, 2024 at 9:12 am

    what happened over a hundred years ago isnt relevant today. peoples opinions on history literally mean nothing. the world doest exist on opinions

  8. @Louis-kk3to on January 6, 2024 at 9:12 am

    Well ,he whoopd the red necks , sooooo, thought he could whoop the red skins 🤔

  9. @ayan6759 on January 6, 2024 at 9:14 am

    At 5’7", 290lbs, my Native American Name is, "Dances with Carbs!"

  10. @tanmaz8006 on January 6, 2024 at 9:15 am

    … They should of had a few gatling guns …

  11. @amievil3697 on January 6, 2024 at 9:16 am

    Never underestimate your opponent

  12. @tkell31 on January 6, 2024 at 9:17 am

    A fatal combination of over confidence, incompetence, and inferior equipment. Didnt help they were outnumbered over 3 o 1 in total, and 10 to 1 when split up, unfamiliar with the lay of the land, and facing people fighting for their home and families. Safe to say had Custer not split up his command the outcome would have been very different.

  13. @georgemorenstein on January 6, 2024 at 9:18 am

    G.A.C. as much an American child of destiny, any others I could think of and then some.

  14. @55crook on January 6, 2024 at 9:20 am

    Indians? Just a reminder, there were no Indians involved in this battle.

  15. @creeper8647 on January 6, 2024 at 9:23 am

    The truth has always been there. What a shame we did not listen to the natives. Will the white man be content now that HE has "discovered" the truth?

  16. @marijanamikulandram5164 on January 6, 2024 at 9:23 am

    who atacked who?

  17. @bungasujatmo1439 on January 6, 2024 at 9:25 am

    I don’t like Dr Douglas Scott’s statement "a bunch of savages" (0:32) defeated a well trained highly mobile cavalry. What’s the definition of "savages"? Who were the savages? The Indians? They were only protecting their land. Very judgmental and unprofessional statement coming from a scientist.

  18. @karendecker3005 on January 6, 2024 at 9:27 am

    I went to see General Custers battle field and I was appealed when I discovered that the area was a tourist attraction wow do u think Custer died so that the park system can make money

  19. @xXasiahkiinXx123 on January 6, 2024 at 9:27 am

    Imagine if the soldiers had the Henry rifles too the chaos would’ve been absolute pandamonium

  20. @4houndswhoheal479 on January 6, 2024 at 9:27 am

    This is just another farce narrated by an over dramatic British accent trying to tell us what happened in OUR country. Heathens?? Seriously?

  21. @ayan6759 on January 6, 2024 at 9:28 am

    I recently toured the following Exibit: Native Americans, 30,000 Years of Progress, it took me less than 10 minutes to see Everything!

  22. @DennisHicks78749 on January 6, 2024 at 9:31 am

    Steve Adleson, it is pronounced cav-el-ry.

    Calvary is a hill in the New Testament where someone is rumored to have been crucified.

  23. @Svensk7119 on January 6, 2024 at 9:31 am

    I wish the Cavalry experts wouldn’t mispronounce "Cavalry".

  24. @jackryan9634 on January 6, 2024 at 9:32 am

    Why is there a British narrator?.

  25. @steveklaasen7571 on January 6, 2024 at 9:32 am

    how unprofessional
    "the heroic last stand was brutal and gruesome"
    That person should be instantly send home for such a comment. Nearly every death in battle is brutal and gruesome. Especially at that time and in the Indian wars.
    Indians for a long time were not using firearms. They used bow and arrows and clubs. And there is no easy quick death coming from that. Not even from the firearms of the time.
    In addition scalping was a thing people did. For once the Indians did it and the US soldiers did it, too. And a "good" scalping happens while the person is still alive.

    With that start…you turned a good docu into a nonsense docu. As from right at the start no "professional" can be trusted anymore.

  26. @michaelreed4744 on January 6, 2024 at 9:32 am

    Hello. Did some of the US troops committed suicide during the battle?

  27. @williamkirk1156 on January 6, 2024 at 9:32 am

    I remember reading about this investigation in National Geographic back in the 1980’s. Seems a grass fire began during a drought which allowed investigation. I recall reading about tracing the shots and the surprise at the wide array of guns used against Custer. This seems an updated show with additional information. Thank you for sharing.

  28. @bobmitchell6923 on January 6, 2024 at 9:35 am

    The Indians did not ride for thousands of years’ in that area. A couple of hundred, maybe.

  29. @antonrehling1966 on January 6, 2024 at 9:36 am

    Indians didn’t ride the plains for thousands of years. Sure they live on them for thousands of years but the horse didn’t arrive in North America till 1500’s.

  30. @blackadder564 on January 6, 2024 at 9:36 am

    Ambushed and outnumbered 10 to 1… how did they lose? Hmmm…

  31. @JoeFramo-uw9fp on January 6, 2024 at 9:37 am

    It would never happen if the white man just left the Indians alone it was not right persecuting the Indians it was just not right sometimes in life most people get what they wish for everyone have a Happy New Year ❤

  32. @jdsol1938 on January 6, 2024 at 9:39 am

    at the Little Bighorn, Custer was a colonel

  33. @oltredding on January 6, 2024 at 9:40 am

    I started watching this anticipating a better truth than the history books contain. But when I heard the phrase for "thousands of years the Indians had rode the northern plains." Lazy, sloppy phrase. Horses had been re-introduced to the Americas maybe three hundred years before the battle. Minor maybe. But sloppy at best.

  34. @lordofdunvegan6924 on January 6, 2024 at 9:41 am

    The British defeat at Isandlwana in 1879 has cairns that mark the graves of the soldiers and where they fell. Check your research.

  35. @reuterromain1054 on January 6, 2024 at 9:41 am

    I read that the natives had better guns than the soldiers provided to them by indian-traders?

  36. @celestialshaman3929 on January 6, 2024 at 9:42 am

    The arrogant Custer was demoted at the time for striking a superior officer when he died. They must of given him his rank back after the battle.

  37. @mm7909 on January 6, 2024 at 9:44 am

    Mr Bad hand believes hes a warrior 😅

  38. @bill-fk7tl on January 6, 2024 at 9:48 am

    Always nice for a voice of a guy that never did anything cut down actual warriors

  39. @danvol3835 on January 6, 2024 at 9:48 am

    Interesting for what it is, this is typical of the type of "history" show that proliferated in the late 1900’s. Scripted "interviews," staged "discoveries," etc.
    Take it with a few grains of salt, and follow up on your own before quoting as chapter and verse scripture.
    Indians were "riding the plains for 1,000s of years…" LOL.

  40. @RN_BSN_PHN on January 6, 2024 at 9:49 am

    *I am Mexican American and not Lakota. However, I am very proud of my Lakota brothers and sisters. Who took a stand against White-Colonialist abuse. Which was honestly based upon racist values-beliefs. While Whites called themselves "Soldiers" but Warriors the "Savages". When believing Whites (themselves) were "Settlers" and not the "Illegal Immigrants" for reality. A term they use for Non-White "Settlers" immigrating into America today 😆 As, Lakota were the Naturalized Citizens and Warrior Soldiers defending the homeland. Custer was merely the Illegal Immigrant and Savage. Racism can always be seen within "projection" from racist persons. The guilt of their conscience will not allow "projection" to remain silent. When accusing others of their own wrongful actions.*

  41. @dannyguillory8941 on January 6, 2024 at 9:49 am

    Once again, the tragic story of America and by that I mean the story that is told from the White/ Anglo-Saxon perspective. I am happy that the archeologists involved delved into this. Without evidence (like any crime) it’s only speculation and hearsay. Evidence is everything.. Keep researching, keep looking for the truth. Belief can be whatever is wants to be (including a schizophrenic who claims to be god) but evidence will always have some substance.

  42. @jerrydonquixote5927 on January 6, 2024 at 9:49 am

    Was a terrible day for a lot of people and even worse for their families that weren’t there that suffered from the loss of the loved ones, nobody wins in war ever…

  43. @nelsoncorponelson on January 6, 2024 at 9:50 am

    Cacique eChefe Chayenne .Takaiake .viveu na California.meu protetor

  44. @paulnewton5465 on January 6, 2024 at 9:50 am

    the similarities between Little Big Horn and Isandlwana are amazing. Both battles where then used as an excuse to crush the indigenous people planes Indian and Zulu.

  45. @scottprendergast5262 on January 6, 2024 at 9:51 am

    The euros and the indians were both savages- both destroyed the carcasses and bodies of the dead, the natives to impair their entry into the spirit life and the soldiers as a warning to other natives…you.can argue all you want amongst yourselves who was right and wrong but native tribes were.killing each other forever, for food women and later weapons of war- the natives were just as savage as the europeans – the fact that their land was.encroached upon was wrong and thats the only concrete answer i can give

  46. @gimmethepinkelephant3685 on January 6, 2024 at 9:52 am

    You have no idea whether you’re exposing anything. You’re just putting blind faith in certain people who may actually have a bias towards the original narrative.

  47. @lindawade4ok639 on January 6, 2024 at 9:52 am

    And it should tell you everything you need to know about Custer that while Reno was fighting the Warriors Custer was pursuing the women and children to slaughter

  48. @JoeFramo-uw9fp on January 6, 2024 at 9:54 am

    Why can’t you understand the Indians were very smart they were amazing in the second world war to help America our country what’s so hard to they were one step ahead of custard

  49. @jamesbingham4538 on January 6, 2024 at 9:56 am

    They got beat with superior fire power and a huge band of very angry Native Americans

  50. @weshay3699 on January 6, 2024 at 9:57 am

    The reason so many Native Americans gathered to oppose
    the U.S. military was because the U.S. was breaking the treaty
    having to do with leaving the Black Hills in the Dakotas off limits
    to White people settling there or hunting, trapping or being in there doing
    anything for any reason. The Black Hills was sacred especially to the
    Lakota Sioux for deep religious and spiritual reasons. They considered it very
    insulting for Whites to disrespect them and the treaty and that is really what led up to
    the massacre at Little Big Horn.

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