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Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:America, Arapaho, Battle, Cheyenne, Crazy, Custer, Historic, Horse, Lakota, Little, Little big horn, Location, Montana, States, USA, United, United States of America, american, battlefield, big, cemetery, field, granite, grass, grave, hill, horn, indian, last, marker, memorial, monument, national, native, patriotic, praire, stand, stone, warrior
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Indians combatants marker stones on the battlefield.

Indians combatants marker stones on the battlefield.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument preserves the site of the June 25, 1876, Battle of the Little Bighorn, near Crow Agency, Montana, in the United States. It also serves as a memorial to those who fought in the battle: George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry and a combined Lakota-Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho force.

Markers honoring the Indians who fought at Little Big Horn, including Crazy Horse, have been added to those of the U.S. troops. On Memorial Day, 1999, the first of five red granite markers denoting where warriors fell during the battle were placed on the battlefield for Cheyenne warriors Lame White Man and Noisy Walking.
Typical Indian combatant marker stone on the battlefield.

The warriors' red speckled granite memorial markers dot the ravines and hillsides just as do the white marble markers representing where soldiers fell. Since then, markers have been added for the Sans Arc Lakota warrior Long Road and the Minniconjou Lakota Dog's Back Bone.

On June 25, 2003, an unknown Lakota warrior marker was placed on Wooden Leg Hill, east of Last Stand Hill to honor a warrior who was killed during the battle as witnessed by the Northern Cheyenne warrior Wooden Leg.