Monday, November 11, 2013

road trip recap: little bighorn battlefield

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This was one of the national monuments we stopped at only on a whim, and probably wouldn't have seen if it wasn't for our desire to get the most out of our National Parks Pass (that thing = amazing!).  I'm so glad we stopped.  So much of our country's early years was actually quite appalling, but it's not something you think about on a daily basis.  On this trip we were confronted a number of times with the consequences of the destructive influence and downright thievery of white settlers on native land, which made this battlefield, representing one victory in a vast history of defeat, seem all that much more meaningful (even if it was hard to ignore the fact that the land is owned by the federal government).

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