Our next stop was Little Bighorn Battlefield. This area memorializes the U.S. 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 U.S. Army, died fighting several thousand Lakota, and Cheyenne warriors.
It was a cool place to see, but it really made my heart hurt. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere, but it happened to be right by where we camped on our way between Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore.