|The Indians of the Great Plains were angered by the entrance of miners into their sacred land in the Black Hills. The Indians, under the leadership of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, rose up. In 1876, the Indians surprised General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. In the ensuing battle, every man under Custer was wiped out, by a force numbering between 2,500 and 4,000 Indians. It was largest force of Native Americans ever assembled. Sitting Bull could not hold the force together, and the army tracked down and captured all of the Indian leaders.