July 05, 2008 GMT
24. Little Big Horn, Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore and The Massacre at Wounded Knee


War of the Worlds except this time the Aliens and the Viruses killed the Natives.


Lots of early American History in this region, some good, some not so good.

Bozeman to Moorcroft
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In 3D
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Bozeman Church
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Custer's Last Stand at Little Big Horn, the Indians Won for a change.
This site is a National Park
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The short story
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US Cavalry, the hunter
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A melting pot
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Native Cavalry, the hunted
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Cavalry markers where they fell
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Crazy Horse says
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Native Memorial
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US Cavalry Memorial
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An Explanation
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Moorcroft to Valentine
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In 3D, heading away from the Mountains
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Crazy Horse Memorial, carved out of a mountain in the Black Hills
of South Dakota. Only the face has been completed and that has taken 60 years,
it was started in 1948 and at the rate they are going will probably take another
100 years. The original sculptor is dead, his wife and 10 children carry on the work.
The carving is done with dynamite, it is absolutely Huge, Massive, BIG.
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The face at the un-veiling
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When its finished
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Look for the Yellow Bus
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Straight after Crazy Horse I went to Mt. Rushmore which is nearby and it was an
anti-climax because all four heads are only as big as Crazy Horseís head, still
very impressive and many more visitors
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After that I rode to the Wounded Knee Massacre site where Native men, women
and children were killed by the army, it was sad because there is only a Rusty
Sign and a Mass grave compared to Custerís Last Stand which is a National Park.

The story
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The Mass grave
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The Cannon were up here and the Natives at the bottom of the hill
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Posted by Chris Desmond at July 05, 2008 02:34 AM GMT
 


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