• Historic painting of aftermath of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

    Little Bighorn Battlefield

    National Monument Montana

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7th Cavalry Monument

Capt. George K. Sanderson led a detachment to the field and reburied numerous human bones. Photographer Stanley J. Marrow made a number of images of the 1879 expedition including the first monument erected that was made of large stack of cord wood on the crest of Custer Hill.

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Warrior firearms

From archeological evidence the warriors who fought in the battle used about 45 different types of firearms, ranging from muzzle loaders, cap and ball to the advanced Henry and Winchester repeaters. Its believed about 10% of the warriors had firearms and the majority fought with their traditional weapons.