MichaelMaddaloni
MichaelMaddaloni

Custer's Last Stand - Little Big Horn National Cemetery

I have done a fair bit of research into the Plains Wars, specifically the Battle of the Little Big Horn and that research has brought me, no less than half a do...
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I have done a fair bit of research into the Plains Wars, specifically the Battle of the Little Big Horn and that research has brought me, no less than half a dozen times to southeast Montana where this epic battle was waged between the US Cavalry and the Confederated Sioux plains tribes. Not to go into too much detail on that, but this photograph is the exact location where General George Custer was felled by Sioux warriors as he was surrounded by a few companies of his men, about 100 in this location, 100 more in the general vicinity and a few dozen more a few miles from this location on a different hilltop. Much like Gettysburg, this place is teeming with energy, whether you are a spiritual person or not, witnessing sunrises and sunsets from here equipped with the knowledge of what took place on the ground which you are standing truly gives you an other worldly feeling which is unforgettable; I hope my photograph can honor the sacrifice made by both sides of the conflict and convey that general emotion to the viewer.
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joannecollicottmcguigan
 
joannecollicottmcguigan October 07, 2016
Thanks for the history of the cemetery and the battle. Great photo bringing the men's sacrifices to reality.
kshanna
 
kshanna November 08, 2016
No words can encompass the beauty of this photo, you captured our forefathers in a memorable form. Many people do not appreciate the history involved...you captured this well!
SoulShutter
 
SoulShutter November 13, 2016
Wow ! nice shot and edit...did not know this spot was there thanks for the info...
denisemercurio
 
denisemercurio December 14, 2016
I grew up less than 50 miles from this location and have visited it many times. The next time I'm back there, I'll remember your image because it is so unique.
Jeanetteparmley
 
Jeanetteparmley December 23, 2016
Ive spent hours every year walking thru. My heart breaks every time. Thanks for sharing. The atrocities of war, everyone looses.
Jeanetteparmley
 
Jeanetteparmley December 23, 2016
If you enjoyed this, I recommend the Buffalo jump. Another horrific place
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ArizonaSky January 17, 2017
The picture is very touching & the story informative. I love learning about our country's history good & bad.