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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

  • Also Known As: Custer Battlefield Historic District also Reno--Benteen Battlefie

  • Vicinity: 15 mi S of Hardin
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

Little Bighorn, A Place of Reflection

This area memorializes the US 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 US Army, died fighting several thousand Lakota, and Cheyenne warriors. - NPS


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1876/06/25 John Jordan Crittenden III Died 2nd Lieutenant Jordan Crittenden, Company L, is killed on Calhoun Hill. Battle of the Little Bighorn
1876/06/25 George Armstrong Custer Died George Custer dies at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Battle of the Little Bighorn
1876/06/25 Sitting Bull Lakota commander 263 US Army soldiers battle several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors Battle of the Little Bighorn
1876/06/25 7th Cavalry Regiment, US Army Soldiers 263 US Army soldiers battle several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors Battle of the Little Bighorn
1876/06/25 Crazy Horse Lakota commander 263 US Army soldiers battle several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors Battle of the Little Bighorn
1876/06/25 Daniel A Kanipe US Cavalry 263 US Army soldiers battle several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors Battle of the Little Bighorn

Data »

Particulars for Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument:
Historic Use Battle site
Historic Use Cemetery
Cultural Affiliation Cheyenne
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Owner Federal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Cultural Affiliation Oglala Lakota
Criteria Person



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Registry Address: 15 mi. S of Hardin
Registry Number: 66000428
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 765
Contributing Buildings: 1
Contributing Structures: 8
Contributing Objects: 56
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Monument
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Exploration-settlement
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person
Criteria Consideration: Cemetery, Commemorative property
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1876
Associated People: Custer,Lt. Col. George A.
Historic Function: Defense, Funerary
Historic Sub-Function: Cemetery, Battle site
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Museum Park

Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
The Battle of the Little Bighorn Book Mari Sandoz

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