Tribes gather at sacred rocks
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JUNE 26, 2001

Members of three tribes gathered at at the Deer Medicine Rocks in Montana on Monday, the site where Hunkpapa Chief Sitting Bill had a vision of the death of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn 125 years ago.

The event marked one of the first occasions many tribal members viewed the rocks, as well as the three tribes coming together as they did on June 25, 1876. Before the historic battle, the tribe had met at the rocks to hold a Sundance before sending warriors off to battle.

Runners from the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Sioux tribes began a 45-mile run at the rocks to the battle site.

Get the Story:
3 tribes gather for historic journey to honor ancestors (The Billings Gazette 6/26)

Relevant Links:
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument -

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