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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency
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I have always found this battle in our history to be of great interest. We were planning a trip to Jackson, WY and decided to detour a bit and take this place in. Wife and I enjoyed learning more abou... read more »
Unfortunately, the day we visited, it was raining. The visitor center is small and rather packed with visitors. The park ranger lecture was held inside (due to the weather) and there was no room for u... read more »
What are you looking for when you think about the Wild Wild West? That is right and that is what you are getting at any of the stops in this area. Not to be a broke record but this is history at its r... read more »
Absolutely amazing. Just by walking through this battlefield you can feel the history and emotion of what happened here. You really start to feel and understand what birth sides were fighting for. Up the hill where Custer's Last Stand took place there are makers for where the bodies of Custer and his troops were found as well as a monument and mass grave if those who perished. You can imagine what it must have been like for them defending the hill while they had to have known they likely wouldn't survive. Nearby is a memorial to the Natives who fought in the battle. Along its walls is the story of those who fought for their lands and their way if life. This place is truly a must-visit.
A amazing place to learn about American history. The National Cemetery is gorgeous and extremely well kept. This National Historic Site is a incredibly sacred place so please respect it with all your heart. Your kids will enjoy the walking, the views are gorgeous and truly understanding what happened is heartbreaking
The museum is disappointing they give more space to the gift shop. They have thousands of artifacts that are not on display. We went there 3 times so I could see everything, and only once were we told the pass was good all week, where we could walk our dog and made us feel welcome, she was great! Most of the park rangers were rude and acted above us. I am glad I went but found things that were wrong
Everything that leaned toward "by the way, the Natives were just protecting their homeland" has been added either by the tribes themselves or shoddily after the fact (literally, the equivalent of post-it notes taped to the timeline that say "oh, and this is when the US massacred a village"). What happened to Custer and his men was terrible, but that we took this land in the middle of a reservation and dedicated it to the men rounding them up is as tone deaf as US-Native relations have ever been. You have to walk further, down into the Native memorial to even know what it is. There are a few red markers (how many??) for fallen natives, but nothing compared to the 249 (exactly, said over and over in documentation) for Custer's men. Custer's horse cemetery has a nicer marker than the placard that talks about a Native being shot in the head. The place claims to be about "unity," but it has a long way to go. It was apparently "Custer National Monument" until 1991, but it still feels that way 25 years later.
Reading the reviews below motivated me to go out of my way since I was traveling from deadwood to Yellowstone. Well worth it for any history junkie. Even my buddy appreciated it. Walked up to Last Stand first because the public speaker was in the middle of the presentation. Well worth waiting the hour and a half for the next presentation. I forgot the park ranger's name, but he was from Temple, TX. Just looking at the battlefield really puts your imagination to work, and the narrator puts on the finishing touches. Fun fact I learned; Custer's Last Stand is the 2nd most painted hillside next to Jesus.
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