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Montana: Custer's Last Stand battlefield

August 21, 2012

The photo from Montana is perhaps one of the least-recognizable. It's just a field!

But it's a special field: it's the battle ground where General Custer made his famous "last stand."

While the U.S. is the greatest political organizing force in mankind's history, it is not without its shameful history. One shameful (and long) episode of its history relates to its treatment of Native Americans.

In our lust to conquer the west, to pursue the Manifest Destiny we believed was our birthright, we made some serious mistakes.