"Heavy fog laid over Little Big Horn Valley on June 25, 1876. Three to four thousand braves met there. General George Custer decided to divide his troops. Captain Benteen got the order to reconnoitre the south of the valley at noon. During that time Commander Reno rode along the river to take the indians by surprise. At 3 p.m., Reno was on the opposite side of the indians. But he received the order to return at 4 p.m. so he fell back to the cliff where he met Benteen. At the same time Custer tried to cross the river. His troop was encircled by the braves of chief Crazy Horse at 3.45 p.m.
At 4.30 p.m. only the silence of death laid over the battlefield." (4)

A lot was reported about this milestone of the Natives struggle for freedom: trues and untrues, historic transfigures, mystified, scientifics. But actually more than 120 years after this event, they only honor the white soldiers. Why can't you find a memorial for the Natives those killed in action? Why do you only hear the history from a white point of view? They give honor to the people who lost their lives in fighting for freedom and peace all over the world. Why not here?

                  BG-Sound: "Fast Sioux War Dance"; (6)

Custers Last Stand

George A. Custer

Painting, Indianmuseum Radebeul (Germany)

Little Big Horn Valley

Tatanka Yotanka

Sketch by Red Horse (Cheyenne)