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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Roughly one hundred miles to the north-northwest, in southern Montana, sits the Fetterman Battlefield's more (in)famous cousin, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, site of the most famous battle in the Indian Wars.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (LBBNM) and a national design competition for an Indian Memorial was authorized (Simonelli, 1994).
declines Lewis and Clark Caverns -7% Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area -23% Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument -11% National Bison Range -11% Libby Dam -11% Montana Historical Society -7% Museum of the Rockies -17%
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument lies 60 miles southeast of Billings, Montana.
Factfile: We began and ended our trip in Denver but there are many other options include heading into Montana along Highway 212 to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument marking General Custer's last stand and on to northwestern Wyoming's Yello wstone National Park.
In December 1991, President George Bush signed a bill changing its name to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and allowing for a monument to the Native Americans who also died.