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Lt. Col. George A. Custer

Guest opinion: Battlefield artifacts will be protected, then returned

Guest opinion: Battlefield artifacts will be protected, then returned

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 because of the temperature, but because of what surrounds me.

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Little Bighorn Battlefield: Custer's trousers

Little Bighorn Battlefield: Custer's trousers

Sharon Small, curator of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Museum, shows a pair of fringed-leather "hunting trousers" dating from Lt. Col. George A. Custer's days in Kansas.

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Battlefield archives

Battlefield archives

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

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Kate Hammond

Kate Hammond

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

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Little Bighorn Battlefield: Regimental flag

Little Bighorn Battlefield: Regimental flag

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

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Little Bighorn Battlefield: Artifacts

Little Bighorn Battlefield: Artifacts

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

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Little Bighorn Battlefield: Old boot

Little Bighorn Battlefield: Old boot

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

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Little Bighorn Battlefield: Sharon Small

Little Bighorn Battlefield: Sharon Small

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

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Little Bighorn Battlefield: Army standard

Little Bighorn Battlefield: Army standard

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 Lakota Sioux during the Battle of Slim Buttes on Sept. 9, 1876.

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Little Bighorn Battlefield: Custer's commission

Little Bighorn Battlefield: Custer's commission

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

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Little Bighorn Battlefield: Regimental flag

Little Bighorn Battlefield: Regimental flag

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

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Little Bighorn Battlefield: Custer's supporter

Little Bighorn Battlefield: Custer's supporter

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 in the Little Bighorn Battlefield Museum's archives.

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Little Bighorn Battlefield: Civil War-era artifacts

Little Bighorn Battlefield: Civil War-era artifacts

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

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