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  • By LORNA THACKERAY lthackeray@billingsgazette.com

Kate Hammond, superintendent at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, will be leaving Montana in March to become superintendent at Val…

Like spring breezes on the bluffs above the Little Bighorn River, ideas floated at a meeting Thursday in the battlefield museum brought hope f…

  • By ED KEMMICK

    Of The Gazette Staff‌

LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT — Plans to build a new visitor center and museum at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument…

We knew that the news was coming, yet we still winced when it was confirmed last week that the archives and museum collection of the Little Bi…

  • By KATE HAMMOND‌

As I stand in the dingy basement of Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument’s 1950s-era visitor center, a chill runs down my spine — not …

  • JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

Sharon Small, curator of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Museum, shows a pair of fringed-leather "hunting trousers" dating from Lt. Col. George…

  • Story By ED KEMMICK

    Photos By James woodcock

    Of The Gazette Staff‌

The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument’s priceless archives and museum collection, which includes Lt. Col. George A. Custer’s unifo…

  • JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

Little Bighorn Battlefield Museum curator Sharon Small opens a drawer of artifacts in the museum's archives.

  • JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

Little Bighorn Battlefield Superintendent Kate Hammond talks about problems with the battlefield museum's collections.

  • JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

Small picks up a 7th Cavalry regimental flag in the vault of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Museum.

  • JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

Artifacts are stored in the Little Bighorn Battlefield Museum's archives.

  • JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

A Civil War-era boot, its heel full of rusty nails, is one of many artifacts stored in the Little Bighorn Battlefield Museum.

  • JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

Sharon Small, curator of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Museum, opens a drawer of artifacts in the museum's collection.

  • JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

Sharon Small shows a cavalry guidon that was taken from the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn and recovered from a band of Lako…

  • JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

Little Bighorn Battlefield museum curator Sharon Small holds George A. Custer's commission as an Army officer, signed by President Abraham Lincoln.

  • JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

Sharon Small, curator of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Museum, shows a 7th Cavalry regimental flag that was with the pack train during the Ba…

  • JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

An athletic supporter, officially known as a U.S. Army suspensory bandage, worn by Lt. Col. George A. Custer, is one of many artifacts stored …

  • JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

A leather boot and a battered bugle are among the Civil War-era artifacts stored in the Little Bighorn Battlefield Museum.

  • By ED KEMMICK Of The Gazette Staff

LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT — In two cramped rooms in the basement of the visitor center at the Little Bighorn Battlefield Na…

  • By LORNA THACKERAY Of The Gazette Staff

Participants in a National Park Service webinar this week got an overview of just how bad facilities are at Montana's Little Bighorn Battlefie…