Sarah, Christin and Bart are the 2012 summer interns at the Custer Battlefield Museum in beautiful Garryowen, Montana. On this blog, we will record our museum adventures and describe all of the events we have the privilege of experiencing this summer.
A mother preparing her son for battle - I mean, the dance competition.
One might ask, where in nature does one find neon orange and yellow?
Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
...unless you happen to be a 4 year old dancer who won a horse that's only as tall as herself!
A baby brave making Elton proud.
The Crow Fair Court
The Crow Nation Princess and princesses from each represented tribe - the Miss America of the Apsalooke Nation, if you will
Live Music at Crow Fair
Interview with an Agent of Change
A film crew visits the museum and interviews Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow before he travels to D.C. to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Dr. Joe Medicine Crow visits
Another lovely acquisition
The "I've Got Your Scalp" Dance
Victory for the Indians
The Biggest Hokey Pokey Ever
Custer (In the middle)
Sitting Bull w/ Captured American Flag
National Monument Cemetary
it just goes on forever
The Littlest Rider
Joe Medicine Crow Talks
The Meth Ride
Cranky Indian dolls and arrowheads
He'll sell you an arrowhead, but he's not happy about it.
One of the new acquisitions
The finished product
Making sure it's straight
Say Goodbye to the Mural
Before the reconstruction
Red Stones, Too
It's a Good Day to Die.
You Can't Miss It.
Respect the Scouts
Friday, June 29, 2012
Friends from Garryowen, Ireland!
Chris with Geri from Garryowen, Ireland
This week has been very crazy here at the museum due to the reenactment weekend, and we had tons of visitors here. One of the other interns will be updating about the reenactment soon enough! This past week we had a visitor, Geri Slevin, from Garryowen, Ireland stop in the museum and Chris got some pictures taken with her in front of the Garryowen sign in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It was really cool to meet someone from overseas, and I'm always pleasantly surprised to see how many visitors we get from across the pond. We've had people from South Africa to Australia and all over Europe come visit us here at the Custer Battlefield Museum, but having someone straight from Garryowen stop by to visit was the icing on the cake.
The Custer tattoo!
Also, during the commemoration last weekend, a woman came in the museum who had a tattoo of Custer on her arm! Chris got a picture of our Custer reenactor next to her tattoo, which was just awesome. I wasn't expecting someone to come in with a tattoo of him, but some history buffs out there will go to any lengths to show their love for history. During the commemoration, all of us interns got a group picture with Custer as well, which I'm going to put up on the side near our brief bio. We're looking forward to the rest of the summer and memories to come!