Brave men died here from both sides, but they each had a reason to be there and to fight. However, not just men died there. Horses, who had no reason to be there and who would get nothing out of it, also died as a consequence of the struggle between the US Army's orders as a consequence of Washington's policies, Custer's irresponsible vanity and the Indians struggle to maintain their freedom and way of life. So it is befitting that these horses be free to graze upon this land, where perhaps some of their own ancestors died, as is the case of the Indians who today live on this reservation, bordering the Little Big Horn. Being open range there are no fences for them, and it is truly wonderful to see them FREE.
The soldiers and settlers called it the Battle of the Little Big Horn, but the Indians called it the Battle of the Greasy Grass. The title is derived from the Lakota name for the battle, termed after the "greasy" appearance of the grass in the waters near the battle. Each year the Lakota of the Great Plains commemorate their victory over the US Army at the Battle of the Greasy Grass (better known is American History as the Battle of the Little Big Horn, as it occurred in Big Horn County MT, along the Little Big Horn River.
BOB SMITH FORD, HARDIN, MT
So, having obtained the base plates and wiring harness from Etrailer.com sent to us at 7th Ranch RV Park, we went on to Bob Smith Ford in Hardin WY, who said they could do it. The Installed the tow plates (that which attaches to the tow bars), but they could not make the wiring actually light the brake lights and turn signals on the truck. The following day went back to Bob Smith Ford, to give them a chance to correct their installation, but they were just unable to do so. Actually it was the mechanic's fault, who could not do as he was told even having given him a video of how to install it on a truck the same as ours. So they did not charge us for the work, but did waste our time (13 hours, instead of the 2 hours that it should have taken).
Actually more than the dealers, we blame FORD. We just cannot understand WHY, if Ford invests so much money and effort into making the majority of their vehicles ‘flat-towable’ behind motor homes (Class A's and C's), then WHY won’t they insure that all their dealers have the knowledge to also add the base plates and wiring harnesses to that end. But they just don’t. Therefore the Service Manager, Randee Anderson, did not charge us for their labor. We also called ahead to Fremont Ford in Cody WY to see if they would… Nope! They don’t know how to, either. However, we were able to find an RV service facility in Cody (Park County RV Service), that said they could and would, so we’ll just have to drive separately again, until we get to Cody.