Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

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

Address:PO Box 39
Crow Agency, MT 59022

Phone:406-638-3204
Fax:406-638-2623
Web: www.nps.gov/libi/
Size: 765 acres.
Established: Ordered established as a national cemetery on January 29, 1879; proclaimed National Cemetery of Custer's Battlefield Reservation on December 7, 1886; changed to Custer Battlefield National Monument by act of Congress on March 22, 1946; changed to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument on December 10, 1991.
Location:Within the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana, 1 mile west of I-90/US 87. Crow Agency, MT, is 2 miles north; Billings, MT, is 65 miles northwest; and Sheridan, WY, is 70 miles to the south.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Self-guided walking tours, bus tours, auto touring, interpretive talks.
Special Features:The area memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plains Indians to preserve their ancestral way of life. Here, the famous Battle of the Little Big Horn was fought between the 7th U.S. Cavalry and the Lakota and Cheyenne Indians on June 25-26, 1876. Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer and more than 260 soldiers and attached personnel were killed.

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Dyck continued to build his collection and aspired to build his own museum on a 40 acre site near the Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana.
Modern archaeology done at the Little Bighorn Battlefield in the late 20th century revealed the Sioux and Cheyenne warriors fired literally thousands of .44 Henry Rimfire rounds at the 7th Cavalrymen that day in 1876.
Tranel, who grew up on Wyoming and Montana ranches not far from Bighorn Canyon, will directly oversee the two-state recreation area and supervise the superintendents of three historically significant NPS units in the region: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana and Devils Tower National Monument and Fort Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming.
Back in 1986 there was a ride of the trail the US 7th Cavalry took from the Crow's Nest right to the monument at the Little Bighorn Battlefield. I wore this Colt in a black El Paso Saddlery reverse-draw, full-flap holster.
Recent work on visual argument has elaborated new modes of nondiscursive countering and we, in turn, extend these modes into three-dimensional experience by analyzing three highly-contested sacred spaces: Fetterman Battlefield, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and Haymarket Square.
(1) Montana boasts Little Bighorn Battlefield and the less than impressive town of Scobey (founded by a distant relative of editor Mike Schoby) whose only historic claim to fame is One-Eyed Molly's House of Pleasure.
In addition to drawing on previously published work, the book also draws on unpublished reports related to the archaeological investigations of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.
SOURCE: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument: Critical Issues and Opportunities for the 21st Century, National Park Service, 2010
Its source is the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument."
Pohanka (an accomplished military historian), and Sandy Barnard (an independent scholar specializing in the Indian wars) have collaborated to produce "Where Custer Fell: Photographs Of The Little Bighorn Battlefield Then And Now".
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, (406) 638-2621.