Little Bighorn Battlefield - Crow Agency, Montana
Posted by: BruceS
N 45° 34.220 W 107° 25.638
13T E 310600 N 5049176
Quick Description: The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is the site of one of the last places the northern plains Indians had armed conflict.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2009 9:40:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM6XFE
The battlefield is one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plains Indians to preserve their way of life. Here in 1876, 263 soldiers and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer, met death at the hands of several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.
The battle field has markers where each soldier or Indian fell in battle. On the top of "Last Stand Hill" there is a monument where about 220 soldiers, scouts and civilians are buried.
One of the newest additions to the grounds is the Spirit Warriors sculpture which is part of the Indian memorial.
The Custer National Cemetery is located adjacent to the entrance to the Battlefield entrance and visitors center. This national cemetery is the final resting place for more than 4,900 veterans from Indian Wars through Vietnam.
Name of Source Book: 1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die
Page Location in Source Book: 618 - 619
Type of Waymark: Site
Location of Coordinates: Monument on top of Last Stand Hill
Cost of Admission (Parks, Museums, etc.): 10.00 (listed in local currency)
List Available Hours, Dates, Season:
Memorial Day to July 31: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
August 1 to Labor Day: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September and October (Ends on daylight savings time): 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
November through March: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April - May: 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
Official Tourism Website: [Web Link]
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