Known world-wide as Custer’s Last Stand, this is an overview of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer’s defeat by the Lakota and Cheyenne nations on June 25-26, 1876 in what is today the state of Montana.
Red granite markers honor the Lakota and Cheyenne warriors who died fighting George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry during the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Here is the story of how the markers finally came to be.
Although the families and loved ones of the warriors killed in the Battle of the Little Bighorn removed all their dead after the battle, the remains of the officers and soldiers of Custer’s command had a completely different outcome. Some of their remains are still found over that ground even today.