Indian memorial at Little Bighorn Battlefield is finally complete

The Indian Memorial at the Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana. Photo from National Park Service

It's only taken 138 years but the Indian Memorial at the Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana is finally complete.

In 1991, Congress authorized a memorial to the tribal warriors who fought at the June 25, 1876, battle. A dedication took place in February 2003 but it took another 11 years for all of the pieces to come together.

“It took two Congresses and five field hearings, three protests and I think a lot of street fights to get this memorial," former superintendent Barbara Sutteer said at the re-dedication ceremony on Wednesday, The Billings Gazette reported.

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