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Custer Battlefield National Monument

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The general objective of this research is to develop an oral history program on the Battle of Little Bighorn from the perspective of the Northern Cheyenne Indian descendants of this famous encounter with General George A. Custer and the U.S. 7th Cavalry. The specific objectives are: 1. Complete oral history interviews with no less than 15 informants of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, who shall be selected by the National Park Service; 2. Transcribe all interviews in the form of typed manuscripts; and 3. Develop a cross-referenced retrieval index system. An optional objective is to provide training in oral history methodology for personnel identified by the National Park Service who might continue the program.