The American West - GrambsPhoto


At the Little Bighorn National Battlefield near what is now Crow Agency in Montana. The battle was the most famous action of the Great Sioux War of 1876-77, climaxing with the annihilation of Lt. Gen. George Armstrong Custer and five companies of the 7th Cavalry that he commanded. These markers, including Custer's with the black emblem, were erected to show where Custer and other members of his command fell in the final minutes of the battle. The huge Indian village the soldiers had attacked stretched along the Little Bighorn River, where you see the line of trees.