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Travels 2013, page 17, Little Bighorn Battlefield

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On Monday, August 26, we ventured out to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. We started out by watching a narrative introductory film about why the battle occurred. The National Park Service page explains a brief history behind one of the most well-known American battles at the following link: http://www.nps.gov/libi/historyculture/index.htm.

After the film, we decided to take a one-hour bus tour given by two Crow Native Americans. We were driven up to the uppermost hill where we could see the surrounding hills, valleys, river, and forest where the warrios fought against the 7th Cavalry. The Cavalry had little to no knowledge of the terrain and even when they thought they knew what was ahead of them, it was often deceiving because of hidden hills and valleys. Additionally, they were well out-numbered by Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and never really had a chance of survival let alone to defeat them.

Below is a representation of Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
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7th Cavalry Overtaken by Sioux here
7th Cavalry Overtaken by Sioux here
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Crow's Nest dialog
Crow's Nest dialog
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Reno's Skirmish Line dialog
Reno's Skirmish Line dialog
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Reno's Timber Fight dialog
Reno's Timber Fight dialog
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Reno's Retreat Crossing dialog
Reno's Retreat Crossing dialog
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Running horses at the battlefield
Running horses at the battlefield
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These horses are not wild, but they are beautiful to see nontheless. They
decided to take off running as our
little van drove past.

Lone Tipi
Lone Tipi
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Crow's Nest as it looks today
Crow's Nest as it looks today
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Reno's Skirmish Line site today
Reno's Skirmish Line site today
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Reno's Timber Fight site today
Reno's Timber Fight site today
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Reno's Retreat Crossing site today
Reno's Retreat Crossing site today
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The Witness
The Witness
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   This tree is called The Witness because it's    been there since the days of the Little    Bighorn Battle!

The Memorial
The Memorial
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The Memorial dialog
The Memorial dialog
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Last Stand Hill sign
Last Stand Hill sign
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Indian Memorial at Little Bighorn
Indian Memorial at Little Bighorn
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Last Stand Hill from below
Last Stand Hill from below
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Last Stand Hill today
Last Stand Hill today
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Little Bighorn Cemetery from Last Stand Hill
Little Bighorn Cemetery from Last Stand Hill
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Indian Scouts & Interpreter Guide graves
Indian Scouts & Interpreter Guide graves
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7th Cavalry Horse Cemetery
7th Cavalry Horse Cemetery
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Sun through a tree
Sun through a tree
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