Tuesday, October 2, 2012

little bighorn

On our way to our campground in Montana, we stopped at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument/Custer National Cemetery (the site of what's often known as Custer's Last Stand). The battlefield sits quietly on the top of a mountain in the Crow Indian Reservation. If you don't know much about the Battle of Little Bighorn and its controversies-- both the action and the historical treatment of the event--I'd encourage you to at least do a little googling or wiki-ing if you're interested in the creation of historical perspective.

I'm not going to say much about it, because I think these photos speak for themselves--they're some of my favorites from our trip. Please enjoy.

It felt a little strange to pose for pictures. The site has a somber but proud feeling in the air--smiling at a battle ground felt disrespectful (here's where the cavalry fell!--eek) but not smiling felt too stern. Is there any proper way to take photos at important but bloody historical sites? If you know the answer, please share.

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