All I can say is "wow". I regret that I haven't made it to these sites before. Even with a lifelong interest in the Batle of the Little Bighorn, and fully aware in my mind of the distances involved, it was stunning to see the vast distances and space of the LBH battlefield. I'll expand on my opinion of the battle in a future post, but all I can say is - if you haven't gone, you really need to go.
The Fetterman fight battlefield was similar. Vast spaces, windswept hills.
In both cases, the slope of the hills and rugged nature of the ground was eye opening.
My wife and I decided we needed Native American ("Indian") names in honor of our visit, so we decided on:
Brent: No Talk
Here are a couple of photos of No Talk and Runs-Her-Man at the Fetterman fight battlefield.
No Talk posing on the ridge at the Fetterman battlefield. Monument in the right distance.
Runs-Her-Man on the ridge, with the valley and hills behind where the Lakota lay in wait for the Fetterman detail.