If you don't hear both sides,
you don't know what really happened.
Don't miss the opportunity to stare out across this historic, sacred land and truly see the terrain as the warriors and troopers saw it on that legendary day - June 25th, 1876.
Traverse the battlefield on horseback and understand how Lakota, Cheyenne & Arapaho warriors defeated the US Army on the Greasy Grass at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Lakota, Cheyenne, Arapaho and Crow warriors' accounts of the fight differ to those from the military, and have often been discounted by historians whose book deals dominated the telling of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
But when a visitor accidentally started a 600 acre fire that consumed the battlefield in 1983, what seemed like a disaster resuted in the confirmation of many of those tribal accounts. Teams with metal detectors discovered the positioning of shells/ordinance and other relics were more consistent with how Native American warriors told the story!
Understanding the military maneuvers of Custer, Reno and Benteen is important, but hearing unpublished stories preserved in the oral tradition and passed to warrior's descendents is too.
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Join our weekends and getaways for the most historically accurate and in-depth examination of the events that shaped
Western history on the Plains. While many companies claim to offer comprehensive Custer Battlefield tours, most are led by local history enthusiasts or authors who concentrate on the military, and are not led, or even joined, by tribal historians and culture specialists. So how could they give you the full picture?
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The Battle of the Little Bighorn was not an isolated event, and multiple fascinating sites in Montana and Wyoming will help you to unfold the true story of the cataclysmic clash of cultures on the Plains.
The Deer Medicine Rocks, the Battle Where The Girl Saved Her Brother, the Fetterman Miscalculation, the Wagon Box, the Bighorn Mountains, the Medicine Wheel, MatoTipila
(it's not really called 'Devil's Tower'), Paha Sapa - the sacred Black Hills, holy land of the Lakota Sioux where gold was first found on Custer's Expedition . . .
All are places where context is found. history comes alive, and the spirits of legends can still be found when you seek with a good heart.
Our historians are the finest.
Learn the truth of events at the Greasy Grass - the Battle of the Little Bighorn with perspectives from both sides of this, the most famous battle on the Plains. For if you don't know both sides, you can't know either side.
Experience for yourself where native legends like Crazy Horse, Custer, Chief Gall, Lame White Man, Buffalo Calf Road Woman, and Sitting Bull played their parts in the battle against military icons George Armstrong Custer, Captains Reno, Benteen,and Keogh and 1st L. Calhoon.
Ride where they rode. See what they saw. Understand the real story of the battle because you experienced the terrain for yourself.
There is no substitute for a horseback ride with native wranglers at your side on
the Little Bighorn.
You don't need to be an experienced rider to mount your pony and view this hallowed ground as warriors from both sides saw it on June 25th, 1876. Rides are 3 hours in duration and cover most important sites across the Little Bighorn.