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Little Bighorn Battlefield

Little Bighorn Battlefield

(Crow Agency MT) The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument commemorates the last great skirmish won by the natives during the Indian Wars, and the site of Custer’s Last Stand. The Visitor Center explained the history leading up to the pivital battle. A paved road wound through the hills where key movements and clashes took place. […]

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El Camino Real

(nr San Antonio NM) Went to see the El Camino Real International Heritage Center. They had artifacts, photographs, documents and research tracing the history and importance of the trade route that was used for centuries by natives, latinos and gringos. There was a museum, gift shop, and patio with views of the Jornada del Muerto […]

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Hovenweep

(nr Montezuma Creek UT) Hovenweep National Monument was way out into the desert and featured preserved native pueblo ruins atop Cajón Mesa. Most structures were built along the rim of the canyon, and a few in the gorge. I hiked the rim trail that goes around the gorge passing several stone structures. Most were in […]

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