Montana: The Other Side Of the Story

The Other Side Of the Story

To the descendants of the Indians who wiped out George Custer and his men in 1876, the displays commemorating the battle of Little Big Horn are gallingly one-sided. In recent years Indian spokesmen have tried to persuade the Government to tell more of their side. Newly appointed Custer Battlefield National Monument superintendent Barbara Booner, the first Native American to hold the post, may resolve the controversy.

Booner plans to invite tribal representatives to help revise the historical information displayed at the battlefield. Says Booner: "We will concentrate on the balance of the story, so that both sides are represented."


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