Little Bighorn legacy lives on
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JUNE 18, 2001

Commemoration of the June 25, 1876, Battle of Little Bighorn takes place this week in Montana, a historical event The Billings Gazette examines in a number of articles published yesterday.

Perception of the battle has changed, particularly with the renamining of the location of the site from Custer Battlefield to Little Bighorn Battlefield in 1991. But even though Congress authorized a memorial to the Indian warriors who defeated Custer, there hasn't been any money appropriated for it.

The late Mexican-born actor Anthony Quinn played Crazy Horse in 1941's "They Died With Their Boots On."

Get the Story:
The Custer connection: ‘Amazing disaster’ resonates still, especially in Big Horn County (The Billings Gazette 6/17)
Mystery, myth and intrigue: Battle of the Little Bighorn has lasting fascination (The Billings Gazette 6/17)
‘The fascination never dims’: Britons follow Little Bighorn history (The Billings Gazette 6/17)
Hollywood star set the hook for historians (The Billings Gazette 6/17)
Custer's demise at the Little Bighorn proves big business for small Montana town (AP 6/16)

Relevant Links:
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument -

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Editorial: Memorial to tribal warriors needed (6/11)
Quinn, Player of Indians, dies (6/4)
Jodi Rave: Medals of Honor (5/29)
Indian memorial still not funded (3/6)
Little Bighorn to be re-enacted (2/1)
Custer to see last stand, again (10/11)
School considers 'Custer' performance (10/10)