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From Billings, we headed southeast and crossed into Wyoming after having been in Montana since July 15th. In Sheridan we parked at Peter D’s RV Park.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is located in Montana, just about halfway along the drive between Billings and Sheridan so we chose to make a day trip from Sheridan to visit there. On June 25, 1876, approximately 260 of the 600 troops commanded by Gen. George Armstrong Custer were killed in a brief battle with a much larger force of Lakota-Cheyenne Indians commanded by Lakota Chief Sitting Bull. Some 100 of the Indian fighters are thought to have died but it’s difficult to know since those who fell were removed from the battlefield. The battle was bloody and brutal. As you walk the grounds, read the placards and view the markers showing where soldiers died you can only try to imagine what it must have been like with arrows and gunfire raining down in all directions. At the end of a very engaging Ranger talk about the battle, he said, “The ghosts here will speak to you.” Continue reading