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Little Bighorn Battlefield

On the National Park Service Little Bighorn Battlefield Web page it says:

What the National Park Service says:

“This area memorializes the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne in one of the Indian’s last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. Here on June 25 and 26 of 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, died fighting several thousand Lakota, and Cheyenne warriors.”

I offer substituting this new language:

This area memorializes the battle between Lakota and Cheyenne warriors and the military forces of the US. Army’s 7th Calvary on June 25 and 26 of 1876.  As the Native American men, women, and children camped peacefully in the valley of the Little Bighorn River, soldiers, in a cavalry charge, attacked their village.  The Native Americans, led by gallant chiefs of their own, countered the attack and were victorious killing 263 soldiers and attached personnel while suffering the deaths of a few of their own.

http://www.nps.gov/libi/index.htm

Contact the Superintendent:

By Mail:
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
P.O. Box 39
Crow Agency, MT 59022-0039

Physical Address: 756 Battlefield Tour Road Crow Agency, MT 59022

By Phone:
Park Headquarters (406)-638-2621

By Fax:

406-638-2623

E-mail

@NatlParkService

Yellowstone National Park our Natural Heritage

The slogan at the top of the Roosevelt Arch, a huge monument located at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Montana says, “For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People.” How wrong is this?

Let’s work with the National Park Service to change the mission of Yellowstone and refocus on nature.   To start with, let’s lobby the National Park Service to build new structures/monuments and place them at  all entrances of Yellowstone National Park, to express as follows:

Yellowstone National Park:

“For the Conservation of our Natural Heritage.”

The forests, wildlife, rivers, and the landscape, more generally, are what makes Yellowstone a special place worthy of preservation and protection.

As for the Park’s cultural history,  the man-made structures/buildings in Yellowstone are only of minor interest and importance. They are a reminder of   commercial ventures, past and present, seeking to exploit this natural wonderland.

Contact Yellowstone today:

Mr. Dan Wenk, Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Call today (307) 344-2002 and ask for Mr. Wenk.

On Twitter, mention @yellowstonenps

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