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This is a fairly new memorial to represent the loss of Indian lives at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, June 25 1876.The Little Bighorn National Monument in Montana memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plains Indians to preserve their ancestral way of life. . it was an outstanding military success for them – the US army met defeat and death at the hands of several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. One of the first times the tribes came together to ‘drive’ the white man from their lands, but within ten years they were all in reservations.
The actual Site of the Battlefield and monument is testament to preserving the history. It shows the exact spot where Custer and his men were found; only 100 Indians died on that actual day but almost 300 of Custer’s men.

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usa, indians, montana, cheyenne, sioux, arapaho, us army, little bighorn battlefield, lt col george custer

Comments

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaabout 5 years ago

    I’ve never been there yet… I’ll have to make the trip some day.

  • It’s a great scene to take in – the memorials and graves are all where battle took place . Thank you Al.

    – Braedene

  • noffi
    noffiabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful image to go along with all the information. I did not know about this place. Custer has fascinated me because many of the “Custers” came from Switzerland where the name is Kuster (My maiden name) and is relatively common. They changed the K to a C when they came to the USA. Many strories like this abound here re. name changes.
    Liz

  • Liz, that’s fascinating – are you a descedant then? This memorial and the graves are exactly in place where the battle was and where the dead lay. Some Indians have their graves reinstated elsewhere but it is so well done, you feel a part of the whole scene.

    – Braedene

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaabout 5 years ago

    What a unique and wonderful monument; love the history you added. Wonderful work! :)Karen

  • Thank you karen – thought it was a fitting tribute to the Indians but the whole area is poignant as the graves or headstones( if the bodies have been re buried elsewhere ) of both US army and Indians are exactly where they fell in battle.

    – Braedene

  • mompaq
    mompaqabout 5 years ago

    Terrific image and description!

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenover 4 years ago

    A wonderful memorial tribute & pic, sad that so many lives were lost.

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