victory dance

little bighorn, 1876

2015, oil, 40"h x 60"w

54. Victory Dance, Little Bighorn, 1876

On June 25th 1876, soldiers of the elite U.S. Seven Cavalry, led by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, attacked a large encampment of Lakota and Cheyenne on the banks of the Little Bighorn River.

By the end of the day, Custer and more than two hundred of his men were killed. It was a great victory for the Indians. This painting depicts the lively celebration in their encampment after the battle.