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Friday, June 25, 2010

Battle of the Little Bighorn

Led by Sitting Bull, many of the Lokota and Cheyenne Indians had left the reservations carved out for them by the US Government and were on the move.

The 7th US Calvary lead by General George Armstrong Custer engaged these tribes near the Little Bighorn River in Eastern Montana. Custer was defeated and killed in what became known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn, but the Native Americans called the Battle of the Greasy Grass, on this day in 1876.

I had the pleasure of serving in the reborn 7th Cav and have made the pilgrimage to this battlefield. It's a short drive from Billings MT. There's plenty of frontier history and nature to enjoy a long weekend out here.

Garry Owen!