The Wanderings of Steve and Diana travel blog

White markers where soldiers bodies were actually found.

Red markers where indians bodies were actually found

A marker for the horses that were killed.

Part of the indian memorial

Last Stand Hill

This is where Custer's body was found.

Today we visited the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. It memorializes a major battle fought on June 25, 1876 between Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians, against the US Army. These tribes were fighting to preserve their traditional way of life as nomadic buffalo hunters. The US Army was carrying out the Grant Administrations instructions to remove the Indian peoples to the great Sioux Reservation in Dakota Territory. It is the only place where you can see grave markers where they actually found bodies. They identified Custer’s maker on Last Stand Hill.

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