The full story of what led Crazy Horse and Custer to that fateful day at the Little Bighorn, from bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose. On the sparkling morning of June 25, 1876, 611 U.S. Army soldiers rode toward thebanks of the Little Bighorn in the MontanaTerritory, where 3,000 Indians stood waiting for battle.The lives of two great warriors would soon beforever linked throughout history: Crazy Horse, leaderof the Oglala Sioux, and General George ArmstrongCuster of the Seventh Cavalry. Both were men of aggression and supremecourage. Both had become leaders in their societies atvery early ages; both had been stripped of power, and indisgrace had worked to earn back the respect oftheir people. And to both of them, the unspoiledgrandeur of the Great Plains of North America was anirresistible challenge. Their parallel lives wouldpave the way, in a manner unknown to either, foran inevitable clash between two nations fightingfor possession of the openprairie."