A significant date in American history, 25th-26th June 1876...
Arguably the most studied and talked about battle of US military history
140 years on, the anniversary of The Battle of Greasy Grass, more commonly known as The Battle of Little Bighorn and site of Custer's Last Stand, is marked once again by commemorative events honouring those who fought and died. The anniversary date is the only day in the calendar that the National Park Service permit horses to enter the battlefield area, allowing many young Lakota and Cheyenne, some of whom adorn war paint and traditional costume, to ride their painted horses around Last Stand Hill. Parades, pipe and honour ceremonies also take place during the days marking the events.
Many Lakota riders take several days to reach the site, staying with Cheyenne families as they make their way to the site.
Pictured below are the site of the battle and memorial markers for the fallen of both sides.