In June 1876, a fierce battle was fought along the Little Bighorn River in what is now the state of Montana. This was one of the last battles between the United States Army and nomadic western tribes.
In order to remember the U.S. soldiers and Native Americans who died there, a national monument has been established.
Obelisk: A four sided pillar that tapers toward the top and ends with a pyramid.
Questions and Answers
Question: Are the Native Americans honored at the national monument?
Answer: Originally only the fallen U.S. soldiers were honored at the site. As we have gained more understanding about the battle and compassion for the natives, memorials to the fallen Native Americans have been added to the national monument.
Learn more about the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.
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