Year: 1983 Source: Journal of Forensic Sciences, v.28, no.3, (1983), p.756-761 SIEC No: 19841104

On June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer perished along with 224 men under his immediate command in a battle historically referred to as the Battle of the Little Bighorn. There is some evidence that this was not a battle at all, but a mass suicide. The theory of mass suicide could be substantiated by examination of the skeletal remains.