Somber / by Dave Hileman

The Little Big Horn battlefield is a very moving place. Unlike the rows of neat tombstones you find at the various military cemeteries across the United States, these markers were placed where the soldiers of the 7th Calvary (oops, Cavalry, what happens when you write lots of sermons!) fell in the battle. It provides a unique experience and the chaos of the battle is made more real. In later years the men on the side of the fight from the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho also have markers where they fell when known. The official name of the site is different from the Lakota name, Battle of the Greasy Grass, or the popular name, Custer's Last Stand but each reflects a unique perspective on a single engagement. There remains a great deal of uncertainty about aspects of the short battle.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monumen

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