Have You Been To This National Monument in Montana?
When people think of national monuments, they think of Mount Rushmore, the Lincoln Memorial or others but here in Montana we actually have one with a lot of history that not many folks have been too.
Thrillist put together a list of the Best National Monuments that Provide Reflection, Solace and Hope and the one in they chose in Montana is pretty significant.
The site they chose was the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument on the Crow Agency.
This location is known mostly for the 7th Calvary's Last Stand with General Custer and has hundreds of soldier grave sites but in 1999 they also put up several markers to commemorate the many tribes people that were also slain in battle.
This whole place is a beautiful prairie that honors the people fought for their land in this dark period of history.
People, even here in Montana have not been to this monument but you should go. It's a huge part of the history of the American West and Montana.
I was luckily enough to go when I was in the 8th grade on a field trip and it's just a short drive away from Bozeman. It was an incredible experience to be there and to realize the magnitude of what happened there.
It's worth the trip. They offer guided tours and it's incredible to look across the plains and try to imagine what took place back then and see how far we have come.
For more details and to check out other incredible national monuments check out Thrillist.