Auction : The only flag to survive Little Big Horn
An old american flag is going up for auction at Sotheby´s in New York, the flag is one of a few items that exists today from Gen. George Armstrong Custers defeat against the indians at Little Big Horn, the flag is estimated to bring in $2 million to $5 million.
Its been described as ”the most significant and symbolic artifact recovered from the Little Big Horn battlefield.” The only flag that wasn´t captured by the indians following the defeat of Custer.
Custer´s raids in the area where a part of a broader effort by the President Ulysses S. grant to expand the American settlements into Indian territory, which lead the Indians to resist
The tattered, bullet-ridden and blood-stained flag was recovered from the battlefield by a burial party just three days after the massacre.