Last Stand Hill from the series History

  • David Levinthal, Last Stand Hill from the series History, 2014, inkjet print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Donald Standford Rosenfeld, Jr., 2017.41.27, © 2014, David Levinthal

Last Stand Hill reimagines the infamous event also known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn, or Custer’s Last Stand. The conflict unfolded in south-central Montana from June 25 to 26, 1876, between the Seventh Regiment of the U.S. Calvary and warriors of the Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes. Despite their defeat, Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his regiment quickly became heroic legends. Levinthal has referenced this decisive battle many times and many different ways over the years. This repetition gestures to the event’s cultural prominence and its multiple interpretations.
Last Stand Hill from the series History
Not on view
17 × 22 in. (43.2 × 55.9 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Donald Standford Rosenfeld, Jr.

Mediums Description
inkjet print
  • Figure group – male
  • Occupation – military – soldier
  • State of being – illness – wound
  • State of being – death
  • Landscape – Montana
  • Object – other – flag
  • Object – weapon – gun
  • Equestrian
  • Dress – uniform – military uniform
  • Indian
  • Architecture Exterior – military – battlefield
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