Crow Agency Fair and Rodeo
Photo courtesy: Donnie Sexton
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Photo courtesy: Little Bighorn Battlefield
Crow Agency is the headquarters of the Crow Indian Reservation and is close to the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Crow Agency becomes the 'teepee capital of the world' in mid-August during the Crow Fair celebration. Cultural tours are offered through Little Bighorn College.
The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument site memorializes one of the last armed efforts of Northern Plains Indians to preserve their traditional way of life against the encroachment of white civilization. On June 25-26, 1876, 263 soldiers and personnel of the 7th Cavalry were killed by an overwhelming number of Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors. Among the dead was Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. The battlefield includes visitor center, museum, Custer National Cemetery, 7th Cavalry Memorial and Reno-Benteen Battlefield. Guided summer tours, interpretive programs and films are available. The battle, Custer's Last Stand, is reenacted each June.
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