Custer Battlefield National Monument

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Custer Battlefield National Monument:

see Little BighornLittle Bighorn,
river, c.90 mi (145 km) long, rising in the Bighorn Mts., N Wyo., and flowing north to join the Bighorn River in S Mont. On June 25–26, 1876, Sioux and Cheyenne warriors defeated the forces of Col. George Custer in the Little Bighorn valley in Montana.
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, river; Little Bighorn National Battlefield under the National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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In 1946, the site was renamed the Custer Battlefield National Monument (CBNM).
During a public hearing at Eastern Montana College on the name change from Custer Battlefield National Monument to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Mickey Pablo, chair of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, testified that the site "should be a place of history, a place of reverence where brave men, some aggressors and others protecting their families, met in the line of duty" (as cited in "Battlefield Name Divides Opinion," circa 1990).
I do know when I went to the Little Bighorn all those years ago, the place was called the Custer Battlefield National Monument.
Because of his efforts, Congress changed the name of the site from Custer Battlefield National Monument to the Little Bighorn National Monument and authorized a memorial to the Native Americans who fought there as well.
For most of the next century, the battle was known as Custer's Last Stand, the sire of the conflict as Custer Battlefield National Cemetery and later Custer Battlefield National Monument.
Finally, in 1991, Congress passed legislation that changed the name from Custer Battlefield National Monument to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and mandated creation of a memorial to the Indians who had fought there.
In Montana, on December 10th, 1991, the National Park Service inaugurated the Little Big Horn National Battlefield, previously called the Custer Battlefield National Monument.
Linenthal presents the National Park Service as harried brokers in this and other controversies--thus in December 1991 Custer Battlefield National Monument became Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument and the Park Superintendent is Barbara Booher, a Native American woman.
Formerly known as Custer Battlefield National Monument, it had been one of few such battlefields named for a person rather than a site.
As a park superintendent, Booher was instrumental in persuading Congress to change the name of Custer Battlefield National Monument to Little Bighorn National Battlefield Park.