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.
Settlement talks have broken down between the government and the director of a Custer-themed Montana museum seeking the return of items seized during an artifact fraud investigation that was later dropped, according to court documents.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a Custer-themed Montana museum director who sought $188 million in damages following a U.S. government investigation into alleged artifact fraud that yielded no charges.
GARRYOWEN — About an hour before this flyspeck of a town and a large collection of historic documents were to be auctioned off Wednesday afternoon, auctioneer Tommy Williams reflected on the fickleness of the business.
A historical marker at Garryowen describes how the Battle of the Little Bighorn began near there on June 25, 1876.
The main structure at Garryowen contains a museum, post office, gift shop and sandwich shop.
A collection of buildings at Garryowen includes a post office.
The main building at Garryowen houses a spacious gift shop.
A Conoco gas station at Garryowen in just off Interstate 90.
A tomb of the unknown soldier at Garryowen contains the remains of an Army trooper killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Just before the auction of Garryowen was to begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, auctioneer Tommy Williams announced that the sale had been canceled for lack of interest.
A two-person Montana town near Custer's famous "last stand" at Little Bighorn goes up for public auction Wednesday, with bids starting at $250,000 for an eight-acre site on the doorstep of one of America's most famous battles.
The government is entering settlement talks with the director of a Custer-themed Montana museum, trying to resolve who owns a cache of American Indian artifacts seized in raids by federal agents.
A cache of American Indian artifacts seized during raids on a Custer-themed museum in southeast Montana includes items allegedly stolen from members of the Crow Tribe.
A federal judge has unsealed search warrant affidavits and other documents related to government raids on a Custer-themed museum in southeastern Montana.
A Garryowen man with a history of child pornography convictions admitted to his third offense in U.S. District Court in Billings on Wednesday.
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The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a Montana case that in most instances, materials filed in support of search warrant applications should be available to the public once an investigation is terminated.
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit claiming federal agents illegally raided Montana's Custer Battlefield Museum during an investigation into the alleged sale of fraudulent artifacts and eagle feathers.
The owner of the Custer Battlefield Museum in Garryowen is suing the federal Bureau of Land Management to force it to give him documents related to investigations and searches of his businesses.