George Armstrong Custer
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.
His body no longer sports the 23-inch neck, 36-inch thighs and 18-inch forearms needed to squat lift 750 pounds. That’s when his dreams were focused on making the U.S. Olympic team to compete in the 1980 Moscow Games.
In his latest book, Great Falls historian Ken Robison attempts to answer a straightforward question: “How did the Civil War affect Montana?”
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.
Rick Williams plays Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer during the Custer's Last Stand Reenactment in Hardin. Two annual reenactments highlight the June 25, 1876, Battle of the Little Bighorn in which Custer was killed.
The great Larry McMurtry has written a book about Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Thomas Minckler has spent most of his 40-year working life helping other people acquire rare and valuable artifacts, most of them related to the American West and early Montana history.
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…
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.
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, …
For longtime participants in the Custer's Last Stand Re-enactment near Hardin, the annual event is like a family reunion.
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.
MARTINSDALE — The Charles M. Bair Family Museum is featuring a special exhibit, “Edgar Samuel Paxson —Illustrations from The Life of L.B. Stateler, A Story of Life on the Frontier.” The work, on exhibit through July 15, is on loan from Virginia Lee Speck.
Two people were taken to Billings hospitals on Sunday night after a head-on crash between a motorcycle and a sport-utility vehicle.
A federal judge has unsealed search warrant affidavits and other documents related to government raids on a Custer-themed museum in southeastern Montana.
The United States has become a country of us versus them. Slowly, some in our country are recognizing the danger of entrusting power to government without demanding accountability in return. The cost of apathy is the loss of freedom. The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people. It was …
GARRYOWEN — A few miles from where George Custer made his infamous Last Stand against thousands of Sioux and Cheyenne Indians, artifacts dealer Christopher Kortlander is waging his own battle with authorities to reclaim a trove of war bonnets, medicine bags and other items seized during gove…
Harley O’Donnell remembers when his family’s barn had horse stalls opening on each side of a center aisle.