Memorials: The Winners Get Their Due

The Winners Get Their Due

For more than a century, the Custer Battlefield National Monument in southeastern Montana has served as a memorial to the "Last Stand," in which Lieut. Colonel George Armstrong Custer and more than 250 men of the 7th U.S. Cavalry met their death in a fierce battle with Sioux and Cheyenne warriors on June 25, 1876. Last week Congress approved a bill to rename the park the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. The bill would also create an Indian memorial there, in recognition that Native Americans too fought and died in the clash, which was their last major victory against the U.S....

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