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Sep 2, 2018 - Little Bighorn Battlefield

2018-09-02.Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument As most of you know, the battle of the Little Bighorn pitted General George Armstrong Custer against the Cheyenne led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse and, was…Custer’s last stand. We visited the battlefield today. There was a very balanced film about the battle that explained the reasons for the battle and described what occurred here as the result of what was, in hindsight of course, very bad battle strategy on the part of the federal troops led by Lt. Col. Custer and a...

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Jul 14, 2018 - Little Big Horn

Today we head through several of the plains Indian reservations to Little Big Horn.We had to spend a little time educating Jack and Tucker about the Indian Wars and what happened and why at Little Big Horn. When when we got there, the Park service has a really good 30 minute video about the what and why of what happened at Little Big Horn. The boys did really well and paid attention to the movie and did not take things lightly. They took a hike and visited the graveyard. We left there and traveled about 15 miles to our campground. This was...

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May 26, 2017 - Little Big Horn

We left Sheridan after breakfast and headed for the Little Big Horn which is the site of the battle between the Indians and the US Army headed by General George Armstrong Custer. In this famous battle, the Indians wiped out the 7th Calvary. They were lead by Sitting Bill and Crazy Horse (The statue we saw a couple of days earlier).

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Aug 27, 2016 - Sheridan, WY to Leftbridge, Alberta

Our motel in Sheridan was really nice. Wish we had a little more time to spend looking around. Little Bighorn was one of the best monuments. It's right up there with Vicksburg and Manassas. As with the Trail of Tears, it made you realize how much we persecuted the Native Americans. The battle was mainly fought to move some renegade Indians back to the reservations plus the pursuit of gold. The black tombstone was Custer's. The plaque on the monument tells us how many soldiers were lost. The granite engraving is some words of wisdom from...

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Rocky Mountains-2016

Jun 23, 2015 - Little Bighorn Battlefield

An unexpectedly wonderful day! We had planned today to primarily be a travel day from North Dakota to Glacier National Park in Montana, with a stopover at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, south of Billings. We weren’t expecting much but were pleasantly surprised! First, the parking lot was full, but someone pulled out just as we got there. As soon as we arrived they announced a special 1:00 bus tour by the Apsaalooke Native American tribe. (Apsaalooke is what the Crow Indians call themselves.) The tour was special only because...

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Jun 21, 2015 - Custer's Last Stand

Little Big Horn was not as I expected. In true historical ignorance, I somewhat assumed Custer was righteous and was doing his duty against fearsome indians and he died a hero. Well, the short version, which everyone knows but me is that Custer was supposed to wait for reinforcements before he led the charge. Worse than that, Chief SItting Bull was actually offering peace but apparently that wasn't good enough. All or nothing was the order of the day, I gather. Well for Custer, this wound up being nothing as he and his outnumbered troops...

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Jun 26, 2014 - Little Bighorn Battlefield NM

This area memorializes the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry and the Northern Plains Indians in one of the Indians last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. Here on June 25 and 26 of 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, died fighting several thousand Northern Plains Indians Warriors. The Battle of the Little Bighorn has come to symbolize the clash of two vastly dissimilar cultures: the buffalo/horse culture of the northern plains tribes, and the highly industrial/agricultural based...

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2014 RV Adventure

Jun 25, 2014 - 138th Anniversary Battle of the Little Bighorn

The Battle of the Little Bighorn, previously referred to as Custer's Last Stand, and observed by Lakota tribes as Lakota Victory Day, was an armed engagement between combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle, which occurred June 25–26, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory, was the most prominent action of the Great Sioux War of 1876. It was an overwhelming victory for the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho, led...

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2014 RV Adventure

Jun 11, 2014 - Little Big Horn & Custer's Last Stand

Onto Little Big Horn and Custer’s Last Stand. Arrived at 3 pm for the Ranger talk. Then drove the 5 mile road to explore the landmarks where Custer’s 2 day battle occurred. Custer was killed on 6/26/1876 late on the first day of battle. On the way to Hardin, MT where we plan to spend the night, I saw a full rainbow and then a double rainbow…how exciting. Had a DQ dripped cone for dinner and then drove around Hardin to see what was there…not much. Pull off on the street to spend the night next to the Flying J’s as it was full and filled with...

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Sep 13, 2013 - Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana

LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT Our reason for staying overnight in Billings, Montana was to visit the nearby Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, colloquially known as the place of “Custer’s Last Stand”. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument memorializes a major battle, the Battle of Little Bighorn, fought on June 25 and 26, 1876, between Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians, against the United States Army. These tribes were fighting to preserve their traditional way of life as nomadic buffalo hunters. The U.S....

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Western U.S. 2013

Sep 6, 2013 - Off to Montana--at last!

September 6, 2013 We are now in Montana; I never knew it would take so long to get through Wyoming! Really, it only took 10 hours but then we just travel 250 miles a day so two days for one state seems like a long time. G and I spent the night in Hardin, MT, and, since it is only 15 miles from Custer’s Last Stand (now known as the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument), we decided to take the day off and sight see. We spent 6 hours at this amazing site! I had always envisioned Custer fighting the Lakota Indians on open plains. It was...

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Aug 3, 2013 - Little Big Horn Battlefield, MT

After we left Pompey's Pillar we said goodbye to the Yellowstone River and traveled up one of it's tributaries, the Bighorn River. Our last stop in Montana will be the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. After this we head south across the southern border of the state to Wyoming. The Little Bighorn River flows into the Bighorn, and the famous battle occurred along it's banks. The battle and the national monument have taken different names over the years, starting with Custer's Last Stand and Custer Park. Today they are both known...

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