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Little Bighorn Battle Reenactment

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1pm June 26-28, 2015


Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment is held on the banks of the Little Bighorn River where Sitting Bull's Camp, where a portion of the battle was fought, between Crow Agency & Garryowen, MT (only 1 hour south of Billings, MT)!!

This Battle has also been called Custer's Last Stand and the Battle of the Greasy Grass.

Hosted by the Real Bird Family, the 21st Annual Battle of the Little Bighorn Re-enactment is held at 1 pm on the 26, 27, and 28 June 2015 at the 139th Anniversary (25 June) of "Custer's Last Stand. Learn and experience the historic struggle for control of the West by visiting the amazing Little Bighorn Reenactment firsthand - where the Sioux Nation was encamped. The Reenactment is located just south of Crow Agency, MT and between the historic points of Custer's Last Stand Hill, Reno's Charge / Retreat, and Reno - Benteen Battlefield. Held at Medicine Tail Coulee and Minneconjou Ford, this is where Custer's Battalion was closest to the village and where E and F Troops were sent to attack the Indian village. Our battle is located between the Little Bighorn National Park/Museum and Garryowen/Custer's Battlefield  Museum.

Witness Bvt. Major General Armstrong Custer, played by Steve Alexander (recognized by Congress to be today's foremost Custer Historian), and the 7th US Cavalry Troopers come out of the Medicine Tail Coulee and clash with authentic Indian Braves as they both cross the Little Bighorn River, showcasing their great riding ability, to recreate that famous day of June 25th, 1876. This reenactment briefly reviews the history of the interaction of the Whites and the Native Americans in the West, Native American culture and Horsemanship, and the major battles of the Northern Tribes. Experience with all your senses this epic battle of 600 7th US Cavalry and over 1,800 Warriors of Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe Indian Nations.  The Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment started almost twenty years ago, to share more of the Native American story of the Indian Wars and to have the reenactment on the ground where the teepees of the Indian Village were located, between Custer's Last Stand Hill and Reno-Benteen Battlefield.

This battle has been called Custer's Last Stand for over a century, with the National Park service renaming of the Battlefield monument and park to Little Bighorn Battlefield, "Battle of the Little Bighorn" has become more prominent. The Indian tribes have always referred to the battle as "The Battle of the Greasy Grass", come and learn why this name is used to describe the land of the Battlefield. Ask a trooper or a brave about it.


Driving Directions: Located on the eastern frontage road between Crow Agency, MT and Garryowen, Mt.

From Billings, MT: travel south on Interstate 90 until you reach Crow Agency, MT. Exit Hi-way at Little Bighorn Memorial Exit, turn east (left) and cross over Highway. Turn Right on Frontage Rd and travel @ 2 miles then turn left on to Real Bird Loop. Follow signs to the far side of loop and the reenactment.

From Sheridan, WY: Travel North on Interstate 90 until you reach Garryowen, MT. Exit Hi-way turn right. Immediately turn left (away from Garryowen Museum and Subway) on Frontage Rd and travel @ 1.5 miles then turn right on to Real Bird Loop. Follow signs to the far side of loop and the reenactment.

Tips for Attending: Arrive early due to bleacher seating is on a first come basis. Feel free to interact with re-enactors and tour the vendor tents, Indian tepees, and (with permission) the cavalry camps.  It could be sunny and hot or windy and rainy so bring sunscreen, hat, and a light coat, it's Montana if you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes it probably will change. Some re-enactments do not allow photographs or video cameras, but WE believe this re-enactment is for you - so bring your cameras!!

WANT MORE HISTORY AND ADVENTURE? The 8 Day Little Bighorn Cavalry Adventure Course and "Custer's Last Ride" Adventure with the Reenactment is 20-28 June 2015. Learn U.S. Cavalry riding of the 1870s, while you experience Little Bighorn/Custer's Last Stand Military Staff Ride, mounted Battlefield tours, Cavalry and Native American history, horsemanship, tactics, firearms; as well as excitement, friendship, and professional Cavalry Training. For slideshows, pictures, and more information - Click here:

There are many local events, historical sites, other reenactments and points of interest along the Bozeman Trail and in Montana and Wyoming. We encourage you to come and enjoy an amazing vacation teamed with our awe inspiring history lesson. This week in Montana is very exciting; especially with our reenactment is the Crow Native Days of a Pow-Wow, Ultimate Warrior Competition, Crow Agency Native parade (with reenactors), and more. The other reenactment in Hardin of Custer's Last Stand (17 Mile north of Battlefield) has been cancelled for 2015; however their Little Bighorn Days events are continuing.

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