View of the headstone for General
George A. Custer (center with black inset) surrounded by stones
for his contingent of men, otherwise known as "Custer's Last
Stand." The stones are placed where the bodies lay after the
battle on June 25, 1876, between the U.S. Army's seventh cavalry
and a number of Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho bands.
View of the visitor center in
relationship to the area of the battle climax. The "National
Cemetery" behind the building was established in 1879. The
battlefield tour road is visible on the right side of the photograph.
Annual visitation to the site is 370,000 (1998).