Little Bighorn BattlefieldAfter the battle, Sioux and Cheyenne removed their dead and buried them in tipis, scaffolds, and adjacent hillsides in the Little Bighorn valley. Southern Cheyenne Chief "Ve'ho'enohnenehe" (Lame White Man) and Northern Cheyenne "Nestonevahtsestse" (Noisy Walking) fell below this ridge during the battle. Their families erected stone cairns to commemorate the casualty site of their loved ones.In 1916 Sioux and Cheyenne battle veterans showed Cheyenne historian John Stands in Timber the cairns and he in turn showed them to Don Rickey, Jr., Custer Battlefield Chief Historian in 1956. In 1958 the National Park Service erected a wooden sign along the ridge to identify the site of Lame White Man's death. On June 25, 1999, red granite markers were erected by the NPS adjacent to the cairns as fitting memorials and to help visitor understanding of known warrior casualty sites during the Battle of the Little Bighorn."Young men, come now with me and show your selves to be brave."
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 310846 N 5048855|
|Decimal Degrees||45.56751667, -107.42401667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 34.051', W 107° 25.441'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 34' 3.06" N, 107° 25' 26.46" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Unnamed Road, Garryowen MT 59031, US|
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