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LastStand2.jpg

This original photograph presents a panoramic view of the 1909 reenactment of the Battle of the Little Big Horn near Chamberlain, S.D. The huge Indian camp by the river was represented by only a few tepees. The terrain, however, does resemble that of the original battlefield.


 

 

LastStand.jpg

This is probably the closest anyone can get to an "authentic" photograph of the immediate aftermath of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. This rare photo was taken during a reenactment of the battle near Chamberlain, South Dakota, in 1909 - possibly in connection with the filming of the silent movie, "Custer's Last Fight." I believe some of the Indian extras actually fought in the battle 34 years before.


 

BraveBear.jpg

Photograph of Chief Brave Bear of the Southern Cheyennes, taken in the late 1920s or early 1930s. A veteran of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Brave Bear was "elected" by other Indians as the man who killed Custer at a council held in 1909, although none really knew the identity of Custer's killer.


 

 

Comanche.jpg

This photograph depicts the famous horse, Comanche, ridden by Capt. Myles Keogh, around 1886, ten years after the battle. The guidon held by the trooper bears the regimental number "7" and the company letter "I." Copies of this particular photo are relatively rare.