The tensions between the Indians and the white man varied for a number of years, specifically between 1854-1890 in what was known as the Sioux Wars. The Little Bighorn was one of those battles of the Sioux Wars.
I liked the small but well done museum. It had a number of interesting artifacts and displays depicting life in the 1870s on the Plains. The U. S. 7th Cavalry was dispatched to the territory to "get rid of the Indian problem" and Lt. Col. George A. Custer was among the 700 men who fought against approximately 2,000 Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors.
Custer's Last Stand is the source of much speculation, contemplation and legend. Since it was undoubtedly a complete rout, there were no eye-witness soldiers to substantiate different accounts. But by most accounts, Custer's force was annihilated within an hour of engagement.
This internet map shows how the Army was positioned for a three pronged attack against the Indians gathering in the area.
Among the displays was a display of key people at Little Bighorn including Custer, Major Reno, as well as Indians who served as scouts, guides and interpreters for the Army.
It was worth the stop and we were glad we did.
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