Last Stand Hill

Posted on Sunday, July 10th, 2011 in Photos

Last Stand Hill

Michael and Suzanne at Last Stand Hill in Wyoming. They are looking southwest. The markers indicate where Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and 41 members of his regiment were killed by victorious Sioux and Cheyenne warriors on June 25, 1876. Along with the soldiers, 39 cavalry mounts also were killed, some by soldiers themselves to use as defensive breastworks. All the markers are on the western slope of the hill, 10-20 yds. from the crest. One marker indicates where Custer’s body was first buried before being interred at West Point. The view from this spot includes the Little Big Horn Valley where the immense Indian camp skirted the Little Big Horn River.