BATTLE OF THE
1pm June 24-26,
SEE THE MOST FAMOUS INDIAN WAR BATTLE EVER FOUGHT AT ITs LOCATION!
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 26th Annual Battle of the Little Bighorn
Re-enactment is held at 1 pm on the 24, 25, & 26 June 2016 at the 140th 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
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 18-26 June 2016. 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.
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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. Hardin, Mt has hosted their Custer's Last
Stand Reenactment for years in a field north of town and over 20 miles of the Battlefield.
They have cancelled their Custer's Last Stand reenactment for 2015; however Hardin's Little Bighorn Days events are continuing that week.
So there will be only one reenactment Fri-Sun this year; so come early to get your seats!
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REENACTOR INFO - This reenactment is normally an invitation only event for participants. This year will be open to eligible reenactors and will be up to four times bigger. 15 more Dismounted troopers allowed. Riders need to certified by their Re-enactor commands at appropriate level and retested at Little Bighorn. Riding training requirement met in the Custers Last Ride Adventure above. First registered, first saved. Email Cavalry Coordinator at: email@example.com for questions and registration application.
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