History is the link that unites Montana's sprawling southeast corner. From prehistoric fossil beds and pictorgraph drawings to the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer Country makes a sizable claim on the history of the American West. The Little Bighorn National Monument near Hardin
marks the spot where Lt. Col. George Custer was overwhelmed by Sioux and Cheyenne Warriors. Pompeys Pillar preserves graffiti from Lewis and Clark's famed "Corps of Discover." One of the rivers they traveled - The Yellowstone - still flows freely through Custer Country, and another great river - the Bighorn - flows out of beautiful Bighorn Canyon. Bighorn Lake and Tongue River Reservoir are popular fisheries.