Little Bighorn BattlefieldIndian descendants of participants in the Battle of the Little Bighorn helped form the vision of the Indian Memorial. The "Peace Through Unity" theme was conceived by the late Enos Poor Bear, Sr. and Austin Two Moons. Together, they were an inspiration for others and instrumental in providing their wisdom, guidance, and prayers toward the important goal of an Indian Memorial at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.The seeds for peace and reconciliation were sewn earlier in 1926, during the Semi-Centennial observance of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, when former adversaries, including General Edward S. Godfrey, 7th Cavalry, and White Bull, nephew of Sitting Bull, both veterans of the battle, gathered on the battlefield, shook hands, exchanged gifts, and symbolically buried the hatchet.On June 25, 1985, Austin Two Moons started the annual Prayer for World Peace event. Over the years the sacred ceremony (which is open to the public) has become an important tradition at the battlefield. After Austin's death in 1994, the ceremony was passed to Donlin Many Bad Horses, Northern Cheyenne elder, who now carries on the important prayer ceremony annually on June 25.
|Placed By||National Patk Service|
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|Date Added||Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 6:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 310541 N 5049233|
|Decimal Degrees||45.57083333, -107.42806667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 34.25', W 107° 25.684'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 34' 15" N, 107° 25' 41.04" W|
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