Yesterday we left the Earthquake Lake area and drove about 50 miles to the Red Cliff campground in the Big Sky area. The campground was very nice and right on the banks of the Gallatin River. This morning we headed to the plains of eastern Montana. After driving 261 miles we ended up in the Grandview RV park in Hardin MT. The park is nothing special but at least it has electric to run the AC which is definitely needed today. This afternoon we visited the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument which is the site of “Custer’s Last Stand”. The monument is very interesting and we learned a lot about a not so great period in American history. On this site 263 army solders were killed along with 40 to 100 Lakota and Cheyenne Indians in a battle over the right of the Indians to occupy this land. Custer lost this battle but obviously the Indians lost the war. Lots of interesting history here and lots of neat artifacts in the visitors center.
Tomorrow we continue our trek east and north as we head for the Ft. Peck area.
Immediately as you enter the visitor center they have a nice tribute to Lori Piestewa who was the first female native American killed in combat. Lori was from the Hopi tribe in northern Arizona and was killed in Iraqi in 2003.