Little Bighorn BattlefieldAn Indian memorial to honor Native American participation in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, June 25-26, 1876, and change the name of Custer Battlefield National Monument to Little Bighorn National Monument, was authorized by Congress in 1991 and signed into law by former President George H. W. Bush on December 10, 1991.The winning design by John R. Collins and Allison J. Towers of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was chosen in a national design competition from over 500 entries. The circular earth and stone work is gently carved from the prairie. For many tribes, the circle is sacred and symbolic of the journey of life. The spirit gate to the Seventh Cavalry Monument symbolically welcomes the spirits of the Seventh Cavalry into the memorial's circle. A weeping wall symbolizes the tears of the Indian People, and the suffering that resulted from their battle here on Greasy Grass, to retain their nomadic way of life. The interior walls commemorate the five tribes that fought here: Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Crow, and Arikara. The Spirit Warriors sculpture by Oglala Lakota artist Colleen Cutschall, represents the free spirit of warriors riding into battle.The Indian Memorial is a living memorial, honoring not only the past but present and future generations of Indian people. The memorial provides a universal message for all visitors to this hallowed place; "Peace through Unity." "The time has begun to give equal honor to the Indian people who've been denied that for so long."
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 310562 N 5049221|
|Decimal Degrees||45.57073333, -107.42780000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 34.244', W 107° 25.668'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 34' 14.64" N, 107° 25' 40.08" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Unnamed Road, Garryowen MT 59031, US|
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