A Fateful Encounter

25 June 1876 – The Battle of the Little Bighorn: The 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, is wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors, who were inspired by the visions of Sitting Bull.

Below: A drawing of Sitting Bull and Custer, by Gary Saderup.


Below: “Call of the Bugle,” a painting of the battle by J.K. Ralston.


Below: A photograph of the remains of horses that littered the prairie after the battle. They were eventually interred with the fallen soldiers.


Below: A photograph of Last Stand Hill, 1894.


Below: A photograph (circa 1890) of four Native Americans (Crow) who served as Scouts for George Armstrong Custer. They are standing among some of the grave markers that memorialize the Battle of the Little Bighorn.


Below: Markers on the battlefield indicate where soldiers fell, including a special one (with black facing) for George Armstrong Custer.


Below: An individual Native American marker on the battleground.


Below: A Native American memorial at Little Bighorn battleground.


Below: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument today.


“I am the grass.
Let me work.” – Carl Sandberg

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