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Who's Comanche, and what does he have to do with KU?

Comanche was allegedly the only survivor (on the US side) of Custer's last stand at Little Big Horn. And he's a horse! While some people mistakenly believe that the horse belonged to Custer himself, Comanche was actually owned by Myles Keogh, an Irish immigrant who fought valiantly for the US. Comanche was recovered by the Army, who decided that he was never to be ridden or worked again, and was kept as a living memorial to the Battle of Little Big Horn.
After his death, he was stuffed and put on display at KU's Natural History Museum, where he remains to this day. Click here for more info.


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