Primary source comanche the army horse

Primary Source: Comanche, the Army Horse and Hero


from "The Tribune" (San Luis Obispo, California) June 1, 1878

Comanche, a U.S. Army horse, was known as the only U.S. survivor of Custer's Last Stand, or the Battle of Little Bighorn. He was highly honored by the army, and news of his survival spread. Many newspapers picked up the story, including this article from the San Luis Obispo "Tribune." Students will read the newspaper article and answer questions on the language, the details, and the theme.