Little Bighorn Battlefield

On the National Park Service Little Bighorn Battlefield Web page it says:

What the National Park Service says:

“This area memorializes the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne in one of the Indian’s last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. Here on June 25 and 26 of 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, died fighting several thousand Lakota, and Cheyenne warriors.”

I offer substituting this new language:

This area memorializes the battle between Lakota and Cheyenne warriors and the military forces of the US. Army’s 7th Calvary on June 25 and 26 of 1876.  As the Native American men, women, and children camped peacefully in the valley of the Little Bighorn River, soldiers, in a cavalry charge, attacked their village.  The Native Americans, led by gallant chiefs of their own, countered the attack and were victorious killing 263 soldiers and attached personnel while suffering the deaths of a few of their own.

Contact the Superintendent:

By Mail:
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
P.O. Box 39
Crow Agency, MT 59022-0039

Physical Address: 756 Battlefield Tour Road Crow Agency, MT 59022

By Phone:
Park Headquarters (406)-638-2621

By Fax:




Read a technical paper about the landscape and environment of the Little Bighorn Battlefield: