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Where the Battle of the Little Big Horn began . . . Garryowen, Montana

none wounded none missing all dead elizabeth custerElizabeth Bacon Custer's Epic Tale of Romance Lives on 135 Years after Her Husband's Death - Limited Editions to Commemorate the 135th Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn will contain an original manuscript or document penned in the hand of Elizabeth Custer.  Deluxe Editions will be released on June 25, 2011.

None Wounded, None Missing, All Dead
The Story of Elizabeth Bacon Custer
A New Book by Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss
(released May 2011)

On May 17, 1876, Elizabeth Bacon Custer kissed her husband, George, goodbye and wished him good fortune in his efforts to fulfill the Army's orders to relocate those Native Americans unwilling to move to a reservation.  Adorned in a black taffeta dress and a velvet riding cap with a red peacock feather that matched George's red scarf, she watched the proud regiment ride off.  It was a splendid picture . . . read more

Battlefield Artifacts to be moved to Arizona

Guest Opinion:  Battlefield artifacts will be protected, then returned
by Kate Hammond, Superintendent, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Billings Gazette, April 4 2011

Little Bighorn Battlefield artifacts headed for Arizona
Billings Gazette, March 29, 2011

Little Bighorn Battlefield eyes possible move of museum collection, archives
Billings Gazette, March 10, 2011

custer's last flag sold for 2.2 million"Custer Last Flat" sold for $2.2 million
Billings Gazette, December 10, 2010




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Mystery Files in Montana: The Myths of Sitting Bull at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
by Kiley Molinari, 2010  Summer Intern, Custer Battlefield Museum

Mystery Files Website


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Come Up Red
The Custer Battlefield Museum Strikes Gold
an Article and Interview by Hayley Brazier,
2010 Custer Battlefield Museum Intern


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Custer's Legacy Lost?  by Tyler Baldwin
Published The Battlefield Dispatch, Spring 2010, Custer Battlefield
Historical & Museum Assn. Inc.

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Students Receive a Unique History Lesson
4th GradeStudents from Trinity Lutheran School in Billings
visit the Custer Battlefield Museum
by Kiley Molinari, 2010 Custer Battlefield Museum Intern

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Indiana National Guard OCS visits Battlefield Museum
Future generation of officers learn from Custer’s successes and failures
by Andrew Bryant, 2010 Custer Battlefield Museum Intern

May 20, 2010 - Job Training Class Gets a Look at a Local Business
Big Horn County News


August 20, 2009 - Medicine Crow receives Medal of Freedom - Big Horn County News

August 12, 2009 - Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
      at White House Ceremony, Click HERE for C-SPAN Video

      Transcript: Remarks by the President at the Medal of Freedom ceremony

August 12, 2009 - Crow Chief received Medal of Freedom Billings Gazette (8/12/09)

July 30, 2009 - Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow will receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
     White House Official Press Release (7/30/2009)
     Sen. Jon Tester Official Press Release (07/30/2009)
     Press Release - Custer Battlefield Museum (7/30/2009)
     Crow tribal historian to receive Medal of Freedom - Billings Gazette (7/30/2009)    

July 9, 2009 - Officer candidates come face to face with military history

June 29, 2009 - 82nd Airborne makes grand entrance to battlefield site

June 12, 2009 - Kevin Abourezk:  Another "last stand" for Custer

February 24, 2009 - Battlefield Head Offers Varied Background

July 18, 2008 — Senators’ bill would award Congressional Gold Medal to Crow war chief
(See the legislation)

July 17, 2008 — Officer Candidates visit Garryowen where the Battle Began

June 26, 2008 — After 132 Years history is made again at Garryowen

June 26, 2008 — Joe Medicine Crow receives recognition (video)

June 25, 2008 — Crow chief honored by French, American dignitaries (Photo Gallery)

June 25, 2008 — Crow Elder Receives High Honor

May 21, 2008 — The Last Crow War Chief honored

May 21, 2008 — Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow to receive the French Legion of Honor Award and the Bronze Star

March 20, 2008 — Crow legend in line for national honor

January 24, 2008 — Custer collection, town to be auctioned off

December 7, 2007 — Robert Nightengale found at fault for stalking Museum Director

August 11, 2006 — AAA National Attraction Status

July 14, 2006 — Custer Battlefield Museum Displays Rare Lewis & Clark Exhibit

June 23, 2006 — Play at ABT tonight tells Elizabeth Custer story

June 22, 2006 — Garryowen museum director raising money to keep items together

October 6, 2005 — Students complete Custer Battlefield Museum internships, Courtesy of the Big Horn County News

October 3, 2005 — Descendent of Reno’s Command Tours Custer Battlefield Museum, Courtesy of the Big Sky Briefs

September 22, 2005 — Custer Battlefield Museum plays host to USS Enterprise comrades, Courtesy of the Big Horn County News

The Famed Oscar Mayer Wienermobile makes an unannounced stop in Garryowen, Montana Courtesy of the Big Horn County News

Custer Battlefield Museum puts rare Custer artifacts on display, Reported by Wes Eben, Big Horn County News

History Channel Films New Documentary at Garryowen

June 17, 2004 — Rare Lewis & Clark Exhibit, Custer Battlefield Museum

June 24, 2004 — Fort Custer Letter, New Exhibit

April 25, 2004 — Achievers

April 19, 2004 — Tourism Person of the Year: Big Sky Business Journal

April 9, 2004 — Custer Battlefield Museum founder receives Governor's Award on Tourism

November 16, 2003 — Man without a face: Mystery continues in hunt for image of Chief Crazy Horse

October 17, 2003 — New license plates benefit dozens of non-profit groups By JOHN FITZGERALD, The Gazette Staff

June 25, 2003 — Oglala riders retrace history - Reported by James Hagengruber

June 21, 2003 — Little Bighorn Battle Re-enactment Garryowen, Montana - Reported by Kelli Bartik

June 19, 2003 — ‘Proven’ sole 1877 photo of Crazy Horse finds home at Custer Battlefield Museum - Reported by Carl Rieckmann Big Horn County News

June 03, 2003 — Hand-crafted future Crow heirloom taken in unsolved burglary

June 22, 2002 — 'Custer's Last Fight' sales to benefit battle memorials


Custer Battlefield Museum  1-90 Exit 514  Town Hall, P. O. Box 200, Garryowen, MT  59031  (406) 638-1876

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