Little Bighorn National Battlefield and Deadwood
Trip Start Jun 05, 2007
60Trip End Jul 26, 2007
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Next I viewed the site of the battle and the famous hill where General Custer made his last stand. The park was well done with markers where each U.S. soldier and Native American fell in battle. There was a fantastic memorial to the Native Americans and a large cemetery for the soldiers. It was all here in June 25th and 26th in 1876 that 260 soldiers attacked and then were defeated by Cheyenne and Lakota warriors.
Next I drove many hours to reach Deadwood, South Dakota. I was a little disappointed from having high expectations. The city had burned long ago so there aren't really original sites. Everything had been rebuilt onto just one long main street. At least there were markers indicating where important events took place. I visited the site of the #10 Saloon where Wild Bill Hickock was shot and then I later visited where his assasin, Jack McCall, was caught.
In the evening I played in a no limit Texas Hold'Em tournament. I lasted over two hours before some guy caught a three outer on the river to knock me out.