What is the Battle of the Greasy Grass? If you ask a Lakota or other Plains Indians, the answer would be a tale of overwhelming victory for the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho against the US 7th Cavalry. Some old timers refer to this battle as Custer’s Last Stand, while most simply know it as the Battle of the Little Bighorn. One hundred and forty-two years ago today, this famous battle raged along the banks of the Little Bighorn in what is now Montana. It was one of the final stands of the nomadic Plains Indians.