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George Armstrong Custer and the first grizzly bear he had shot

6.7 "Our First Grizzly, killed by Gen. Custer and Col. Ludlow." George Armstrong Custer poses with the first grizzly bear he had ever shot, though his marksmanship in this case was reinforced by well-placed shots fired by his scout, Bloody Knife (left), and by William Ludlow (far right). Photographed by William Illingworth during the 1874 Black Hills expedition.

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