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Battle Of The Little Bighorn

Artist John Hull paints stories about 'the dilemma of the human heart'

Artist John Hull paints stories about 'the dilemma of the human heart'

Whether he is capturing a look between General Custer and a Sioux warrior or a mother watching her daughter ride into a rodeo arena, South Carolina artist John Hull finds the drama of the moment.

June 30, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Seized artifacts returned to Custer museum

Seized artifacts returned to Custer museum

Federal officials have returned a trove of artifacts seized from a Custer-themed Montana museum during a criminal investigation that never led to charges, the museum's director and its attorney said Monday.

March 31, 2014 3:25 pmLoading…
Collection of Little Bighorn battle art worth $3.8 million for sale

Collection of Little Bighorn battle art worth $3.8 million for sale

GREAT FALLS — A collection of paintings, photos and sketches depicting some of the last pre-reservation Native Americans, including survivors of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, could sell for more this weekend than any of the other individual works during Western Art Week.

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L.A. Huffman, photographer of the Wild West

L.A. Huffman, photographer of the Wild West

L.A. Huffman wasn’t the first photographer working in Montana in the late 1800s, but he was one of the few who stayed to chronicle the story of the West.

February 24, 2014 3:30 am Video Photos

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Mystery in history: Columbus residents research past of town's father

Mystery in history: Columbus residents research past of town's father

COLUMBUS — Crouching in the shadow of the Stillwater County Courthouse, a simple brick structure has stories to tell.

December 27, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Custer Battlefield Museum

Custer Battlefield Museum

Custer Battlefield Museum director Christopher Kortlander describes a painting depicting the Battle of the Little Bighorn on display Oct. 24, 2011, at the museum in Garryowen. 

June 24, 2013 9:13 pmLoading…
Ed Charging Elk

Ed Charging Elk

Ed Charging Elk, of the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, bows his head in June 2011 during a blessing at the site of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 signing. Charging Elk, a Vietnam veteran, has worked 27 years toward the completion of the Indian Memorial.

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Little Bighorn re-enactment brings history alive

Little Bighorn re-enactment brings history alive

Not to spoil the ending for those who have yet to experience a re-enactment of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, but Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer dies, along with many 7th Cavalry soldiers.

June 21, 2013 2:54 pm Photos

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Lots of activities next week in Big Horn County

Lots of activities next week in Big Horn County

Two re-enactments of the Battle of the Little Bighorn are among many activities planned next week in Hardin, Crow Agency and other nearby places.

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Picturing history

Picturing history

Emma Hansen, of the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, talks about the muslin drawing by Crow scout White Swan that depicts the Battle of the Little Bighorn that will be going on display at the museum.

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Little Bighorn commemorated in June

Little Bighorn commemorated in June

Custer rides again every year in Big Horn County on the weekend nearest the anniversary of his June 25, 1876, defeat at Little Bighorn.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Custer's Last Stand Reenactment

Custer's Last Stand Reenactment

The 7th Cavalry, led by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer, rides along a ridge as warriors gather below as actors prepare to reenact the Battle of the Little Bighorn at the Custer's Last Stand Reenactment in Hardin. Two annual events recreate the famed June 1876 battle.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
Custer's Last Stand Reenactment

Custer's Last Stand Reenactment

Rick Williams plays Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer during the Custer’s Last Stand Re-enactment in Hardin. The re-enactment will be canceled for 2015 and is expected to resume.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
Montana lawmakers reject Winchester as state rifle

Montana lawmakers reject Winchester as state rifle

HELENA — The Montana House on Tuesday rejected a proposal to name the Winchester Model 1873 the state rifle after Native American legislators said they couldn't honor a weapon that brought "devastation" to their ancestors.

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‘Custer’ story is best suited for fans who have only a casual interest in leader

‘Custer’ story is best suited for fans who have only a casual interest in leader

The great Larry McMurtry has written a book about Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn.

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Book on Little Bighorn doctor adds to neverending story

Book on Little Bighorn doctor adds to neverending story

JOAN NASBETH STEVENSON

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Parade brings cattle drive to downtown Billings

Parade brings cattle drive to downtown Billings

The Northern International Livestock Exposition will turn back the clock 133 years Saturday with a cattle drive through downtown Billings.

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A look at some of Minckler's treasures

A look at some of Minckler's treasures

The treasures of Montana history that are part of Thomas Minckler’s collection can seem almost inexhaustible. Here’s a look at a few gems. The earliest known letter, and envelope, mailed from Montana, or Dakota Territory as it was still known. It was dated Feb. 6, 1863, and datelined Bannack…

September 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Custer's scouts

Custer's scouts

Four of Lt. Col. George A. Custer's six Crow scouts pose for a photograph in 1908 standing among the tombstones on the Little Bighorn battlefield in this photograph from Herman J. Viola's book, "Little Bighorn Remembered, the Untold Indian Story of Custer's Last Stand." The four scouts are, …

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