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
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Tipi is up!!
Tipi against a beautiful backdrop!
After much anticipation the Tipi is finally up on the back property! You might ask why the Custer Battlefield Museum puts up a tipi here in Garryowen and I will do my best to answer! Before the Battle of the Little Bighorn, over 7,000 Indians were camped here in the valley along the Little Bighorn River, in a camp that stretched 5 miles wide and 1 mile deep. All of the different tribes of the Lakota Sioux Nation (Brulé, Oglala, Hunkpapa, Black Feet, Miniconjou, Sans Arc & Two Kettle), the Eastern Dakota, the Northern Cheyenne and the Arapahos camped separately. The camp situated the farthest South was Sitting Bull's Hunkpapa camp, which made it the first camp that was attacked by Reno, starting the infamous battle. Today Garryowen sits on the site of Sitting Bull's camp and each summer we put up a fill size tipi at the locations where historians speculate Sitting Bull's tipi sat during the battle.