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A battle remembered: this park unit memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plains Indians to preserve their homeland and traditions.

This site commemorates an infamous battle between the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry and several Native American tribes, including the Arapaho. In 1876, after nearly 400 years of dissension, the two groups faced off in a bloody battle as the Native Americans fought to defend their nomadic way of life. Five years later, a memorial was erected over the graves of some 263 American soldiers, Arikara scouts, and other personnel killed in the fight. An Indian Memorial was recently commemorated there to honor the warriors who lost their lives. Have you visited this park? Do you know which one it is?

On March 22, 1946, this site was designated a national monument. The battle has since been chronicled in books, articles, plays, and movies.

Answer: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana.
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Title Annotation:You Are Here; Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana
Publication:National Parks
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U8MT
Date:Sep 1, 2003
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