POMPEY’S PILLAR AND THE
CUSTER BATTLEFIELD, MT.
© August 2008, Peter Faris
POMPEY’S PILLAR
Captain Clark named the pillar
"Pompey’s Tower" in honor of
Sacagawea's son Jean Baptiste
Charbonneau, whom he had
nicknam...
“Wm. Clark, July 25, 1806” inscription.
Yellowstone river from the top of Pompey’s Pillar.
Pirogues at Pompey’s Pillar.
Little Bighorn Battlefield, 7th
Cavalry Memorial.
• 220 soldiers, scouts and
civilians were buried here.
• In 1877 the off...
The white
marble markers
show where the
troopers were
found after the
battle.
The east slope of Last Stand Hill.
“Peace through Unity”, Native
American Memorial – 75 yards northeast
of the 7th
Cavalry memorial.
• More than 100 Native A...
Some of the deaths of Native Americans
are also noted on markers.
View north from the ridge between Last Stand
Hill and Reno Hill
Bighorn river and valley bottom from Reno Hill.
Pompey’s pillar and the custer battlefield, mt
Pompey’s pillar and the custer battlefield, mt
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  • Yellowstone river seen from the top of Pompey’s Pillar.
  • Pompey’s pillar and the custer battlefield, mt

    1. 1. POMPEY’S PILLAR AND THE CUSTER BATTLEFIELD, MT. © August 2008, Peter Faris
    2. 2. POMPEY’S PILLAR
    3. 3. Captain Clark named the pillar "Pompey’s Tower" in honor of Sacagawea's son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, whom he had nicknamed "Pomp." Nicholas Biddle, first editor of Lewis and Clark's journals, changed the name to "Pompey’s Pillar."
    4. 4. “Wm. Clark, July 25, 1806” inscription.
    5. 5. Yellowstone river from the top of Pompey’s Pillar.
    6. 6. Pirogues at Pompey’s Pillar.
    7. 7. Little Bighorn Battlefield, 7th Cavalry Memorial. • 220 soldiers, scouts and civilians were buried here. • In 1877 the officers were disinterred and taken for reburial at other sites, Custer was reburied at West Point.
    8. 8. The white marble markers show where the troopers were found after the battle.
    9. 9. The east slope of Last Stand Hill.
    10. 10. “Peace through Unity”, Native American Memorial – 75 yards northeast of the 7th Cavalry memorial. • More than 100 Native American men, women, and children were killed during the battle.
    11. 11. Some of the deaths of Native Americans are also noted on markers.
    12. 12. View north from the ridge between Last Stand Hill and Reno Hill
    13. 13. Bighorn river and valley bottom from Reno Hill.

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