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Question: Custer`s last stand !.why his he made out to be a hero!?
Lt!. Colonel George Custer and the Seventh Cavalry!. in the story lead him all his Cavalry to there death in an effort to massacre Sioux and Cheyenne Indians because the new white government wanted there sacred lands in the Black Hills in 1875 !.!.why to this day people think cuter was a hero when in reality he was a racist prick!. with an idea to kill indians for there land!.!.but as a dummy he was he got his army all killed!.!. so why is he a hero!? whats so great about him anyway!.!. the real hero in that story is sitting bullWww@QuestionHome@Com

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You had the dead Custer, the 7th cavalry's "Last Stand" the savage Native American!. All this contributed to popularizing Custer as a hero!. The historical facts simply didn't matter!. The public wanted, and got, a hero!.

Today Custer is a villain or a fool!. Again our view of him is shaped not by the facts but the current issues and perceptions!. Who knows, in the future he may again be a hero!.

In a large part the myth of Custer the hero was perpetuated by popular culture, the dime novels, supposed authentic paints and Mrs Custer!. She lived in the 1930s and was always a champion for her late husband!.

Between 1876 and 1907 there were 10 major paintings of the "Last Stand!. These appeared in bars, living rooms and schoolbooks!.Starting in 1912 there were 6 major films about Custer!.

The "Last Stand" has been ranked to the Alamo and the 300 Spartans!. They all lost but it was the manner of the loss and how they died!.As a myth it's had incredible staying power!.

In 1876, the nation was moving West and believed in manifest destiny!. The empty lands would be settled and tamed, as would the supposedly wild Indians!. To have so many die was a shock!. To have the hero Custer )who always made the best press) was even worse!. There were myths that the massacre was directed by a Native American that had go to West Point (supposedly there was such a person) and that Rain in the Face had threatened to cut out Custer's heart!. There were all sorts of explanations about how the 7th was defeated!.

In truth, Custer disobeyed orders, lacked intelligence, split his command and failed to share his plans with his subordinates!. He attacked the largest gathering of tribe in North America and did not support Reno's attack!. By the time Benteen reached Reno (with the pack train and ammunition) Custer and his men were most likely dead!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I believe most who study and major in history realize what Custer and many others like him actually were!.!.!.!.!.!.but, one has to realize, too, the perceptions and mind sets of these people and consider the times in which they lived!.
It doesn't condone the acts of some, but we can't forget others who did not think in the same way, either!.
I agree with most of your statement!.[without using expletives]!.!.!.!.

Custer was foolish as he refused to listen to his officers and scouts who informed him that it would be a suicide mission Custer wanted to be a hero and in my humble opinion he was nothing more than a very foolish manWww@QuestionHome@Com

I don't believe that he has gone down in history as a military hero!. He had a problem career prior to The Little Big Horn!. He is the stereo-type of power gone wrong and only concerned about himself!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Who calls him a hero!? Although his career before the Little Big Horn was stellar his arrogance and stupidity on that day has blighted his reputation!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

8 inches long with an arrow through the middle!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Who is it that makes him out to be a hero!? Nobody that I know!. Ever since the late 1960s, when America's faith in their government crumbled, historians have been looking closer at Custer!. One clue for you should be, or have been, when the US Dept!. of the Interior renamed the site of his death from "Custer's Last Stand" to "Little Bighorn River Battlefield!."

When I was in high school back when computers were on spacecraft only, my US History book said that Custer was ambushed by 4-5,000 Sioux warriors, and that we would never know what happened because there were "no survivors!."

A native American named Vine Delaria wrote a book called "Custer Died for Your Sins," where he explained that there was not enough water for there to have been more that 2000 ponies, and since each warrior had 2-10 ponies, then there could not have been more that ~800 warriors!. As for survivors, there were plenty of them, but they didn't start out wearing blue coats that day!Www@QuestionHome@Com