Custer died a runnin’

Back in the olden days, the Patient Spouse visited this location, which back then was known as the Custer Battlefield. Since then, the name’s been changed to something less Euro-centric, the Little Bighorn National Battleground. But, either way, it’s where in 1876 General George Custer and his troops battled Lakota and Cheyenne warriors, and came out on the losing end. Over 263 U.S. troops were killed, including Custer. The Lakota and Cheyenne were camped along the river – the trees at the bottom of this hill. The markers in this photo show where U.S. troops fell; the marker in the center, the one with the dark area, shows where Custer’s body was found.

The band Cowboy Celtic has a song called “Custer Died A Runnin'” and of course the song was on my mind. It was on my mind to the point that we played it several times while we drove through the park.

Little Bighorn National Battleground, Montana
photographed 8.28.2020

Posted on September 17, 2020, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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