Environment | National

Montana sacred site placed on National Historic Landmark list

A sacred site that played a role in the June 25, 1876, Battle of the Little Bighorn is now a National Historic Landmark.

Sitting Bull came to the Deer Medicine Rocks shortly before the battle. He saw the site in a vision that foretold of the victory against Lt. Col. George A. Custer and the 7th Calvary.

Members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe have long come to the site to pray and hold ceremonies. It's located near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

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Sioux, Cheyenne celebrate new historic landmark (The Billings Gazette 6/12)

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