Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

We had a full day of prairie landmarks yesterday. We started the day at Pompey’s Pillar, which I was interested to find out was named after Sacagawea’s child. Nifty wooden boardwalk up to the top. Tons of stairs. My calves hurt today.

Next up was Little Bighorn. I’ve been there before, but it was a first trip for the rest of the family. You know, often the kids kinda of run through a site, not really focusing too much, enjoying just the surface level. Today, I think we all had an intense experience at Little Bighorn. Even at the museum in the Visitor’s Center, I could tell the significance of the place was sinking in for everyone. And walking around on the battlefield, I know it’s cliche, but you feel it. Not just on the level of the events that took place there the day of the battle, but what led to it and what followed after. Humanity is something and this is not a blog where I need or want to get into it. But if you ever get a chance to go to this site, it’s worth it. Very unassuming, a museum, a short hike around the battlefield, but well worth the trip. Check it out here if you’re curious.

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