Little Big Horn

The Little Big Horn River wends it way through grassy knolls and rolling hills. Great expanses of blue sky dome the coulees and valley on either side of the river. Heat mirages wavers in the air. Herds of sun soaked wild horses wander among the grass meadows. Horse flies buzz and rattle snakes rattle in the symphony of the great plains. Mingled in the air, faint wafts of sweet grass and sage brush and horse manure.

Wild Horse, Little Big Horn

A herd of wild horses graze the great plains of Little Big Horn National Monument.

Tombstones, cairns, and markers speckle the hillsides and valleys. Monuments to the fallen.

A monument to the animals who served.

One such monument to the horses lost in the Battle of Little Big Horn. Their riders used their bodies like shields from the overwhelming volley of ammunition from the native Americans defending their way of life.

A monument in motion.

The memorial, “Peace Through Unity” sitting atop a hill traces three warriors, representing the three tribes. The ever changing sky, a back drop representing the home of the Spirit. The Lakota (Sioux), Cheyenne, and Arapaho lead by Sitting Bull won the battle but forever lost their nomadic culture, lost their self-sufficiency, lost their war.

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About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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3 Responses to Little Big Horn

  1. Liz says:

    I see you’ve made some changes around here! Am sorry to have been gone for so long. Have missed a lot I see. Glad you’ve been keeping on keeping on!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Liz! Welcome back.

      Yes, changes have occurred to accommodate the curve balls life has thrown my direction. I did not want to stop blogging, but couldn’t keep up the short story writing schedule. I still throw one out there every now and then when I have some extra time.

      Glad you’re back on line. Can’t wait to see what you cook up next with Aunt Helen. 🙂

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