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The Battle of Little Bighorn was fought June 25th and 26th, 1876 in the Montana territory. This famous battle became known as Custer’s Last Stand. After a bitter battle and prolonged fighting the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes prevailed against the American military. Golden State Mint has created this stunning copper round to commemorate the life and accomplishments of Chief Red Horse. Collecting coins and rounds has always been a popular pastime because of the fine workmanship and their value as an investment. Whether you are just starting a collection of minted coins or have been collecting for years, you will appreciate the fine detail work and beauty of the Chief Red Horse copper round. Golden State Mint's American Indian Series pays respect to an important part of American history and collecting all of the coins in the series will raise the value over having just a single coin
Chief Red Horse detailed and recorded his experiences at the Battle of Little Bighorn in pictographs and text in 1881 at the Cheyenne River Reservation. Chief Red Horse fought for the Lakota tribe as a sub chief. His firsthand account of the battle stands as one of the most trusted sources of the battle. His written recollections recall how General Custer was viewed as courageous during the battle. He detailed how the Native Americans were frightened of fighting “walking soldiers” and would retreat when these men were spotted. Chief Red Horse fought bravely against American troops who he perceived as threatening to his way of life and left behind the legacy of written word about this incident.