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...Little Bighorn Battlefield
The Bighorn Canyon is a national recreation area in south central Montana, south of Billings. It drops a few miles into Wyoming, and is a part of the Crow Indian Reservation. The ground is shared with the Little Bighorn Battlefield, and pictures of the battlefield are below.
The Bighorn River flows through the canyon floor.
The Ewing-Snell Historic Ranch is on the grounds of the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. The house is used by park rangers, but the corral, above, is long-abandoned.
Above and Right: Barry's Landing, for boaters at the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
The following pictures were taken at the Little Bighorn Battlefield in what is now the northeast section of the Crow Indian Reservation.
The Little Bighorn battle took place on June 25, 1876. The U.S. 7th Cavalry was defeated by Sitting Bull's force of Lakota and Northern Cheyenne Indians. Because it is the battle in which George A. Custer was killed it's also known as Custer's Last Stand.
The battle was so named after the river Little Bighorn near which it was fought.
Horseshoe Bend Marina in the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
Is anyone else reminded of E.T., or is it just my weird imagination?
Above and the two shots below were taken while crossing the Crow Indian Reservation from Saint Xavier west to Pryor.
The Indian Memorial to give recognition to the Native Americans who fought the Little Bighorn battle.
Though the bodies have been reinterred, markers were placed on the spot where 7th Cavalry men, including Custer, had fallen. Custer's grave maker is the one with lettering on black. Custer's remains are now at West Point Cemetery.
This is Custer National Cemetery. It is one of many U.S. national cemeteries across the U.S.
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