Thursday, February 2, 2017

memorial to the fallen warriors

High on a hilltop overlooking the wide open plains of Montana is a very thoughtful memorial to the fallen warriors who fought during the battle at Little Bighorn.  A beautifully crafted iron sculpture rests on top of a curved stone wall as part of the circular open air tribute to the warriors.  Unlike the US soldiers that fell and were buried on the grounds, there were very few markers on the battlefield  where the warriors fell.  That is because the surviving warriors carried the bodies of the fallen away from the place where they fell and took their bodies to their ancestral burial grounds in the far away hillside caves where their forefathers were also buried.  This memorial is a very touching tribute to a very proud and courageous people.

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