Stories Behind the Objects | Battle of the Little Bighorn

Length: 5 minutes. Take a close-up look at a Museum of the Rockies artifact in 5 minutes or less! Brought to you by Lisa Verwys, Collections Manager and Registrar for Cultural History, this series explores the stories behind objects from the museum’s history collections.

Explore a set of photographs taken at the 50th-anniversary event of the Battle of the Greasy Grass, also commonly known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn or Custer’s Last Stand. Photographer and historian Elsa Spear Byron took multiple photos of the event, including candid and posed shots of veterans from both sides of the fight, and pictures of the ceremonies that occurred.