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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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.
Since the battle the Custer Battlefield National Monument, instituted in 1946 and administered by the National Parks Service (NPS), has changed to the Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument in 1991.
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.