THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 EVENING: 4:30-7:00pm: registration / cash bar / exhibits / book sales & signings 7:00-7:15pm: Opening remarks. Bob Reece, Master of Ceremonies 7:45-8:30pm: Paul Hedren, Sacred Sites of the Great Sioux War
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 MORNING: 9:00–10:00am: coffee hour, exhibits, book sales & signings 10:15–11:00am: (2) Donovin Sprague, Music of the Bugle at Greasy Grass, Lakota Cheyenne History from a Family View Break for lunch AFTERNOON 1:30–2:15pm: (3) David Harrington, The Struggle to Control the Story of the Little Bighorn: How Battle Interpretations and Scholarship Have Been Shaped by Changing Times and Social Mores Break 2:30–3:15pm: (4) Bob Reece, Capturing Light, Sky, and Landscapes at Little Bighorn Battlefield Break 3:30–4:15pm: (5) Sandy Barnard, General Custer’s Embedded Reporter, Mark H. Kellogg. Break for dinner EVENING 5:30-7:00pm: cash Bar / social hour / book sales and signing 7:00–7:45pm: (6) Kingsley Bray, Crazy Horse Break 8:00–8:45pm: (7) Gregory J. W. Urwin, Will the Real George Armstrong Custer Please Stand Up? Custer’s Changing Image from 1876 to the Present.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 MORNING 9:00–9:45am: (8) Panel Discussion on the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument: Historic and Future Challenges, with past and present superintendents, and National Park Service administrators, including, Neil Mangum, David Harrington, Barbara Johnson, et. al. Moderated by Bob Reece, president of the Friends of the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Break 10:00–10:45am: (9) Tim Lehman, Memory of the Battle in Popular Culture Break for lunch AFTERNOON 1:30–2:15pm: (10) Rodney Thomas, The Picture is the Rope: Listening to the Strands — Indigenous visual and verbal records make clear there is more to the story than meets the eye Break 2:30–3:15pm: (11) Paul Hedren, We Wish to Live! The Eight Days Before the Great Battle Break 3:30–4:15pm: (12) Sandy Barnard, The Eight Field Grade Officers of General Custer's 7th U.S. Cavalry, 1866-1876 Break for dinner EVENING 6:00-7:00pm: Cash bar / social hour / book sales and signing 7:15–8:00pm: (13) Michael Donahue, The Testimony of John Stands in Timber and the Battle of the Little Bighorn Break 8:15–9:00pm: (14) Doug Scott, Physical Evidence of an Army-Indian Action near Ford D in the Valley of the Little Bighorn: Recent Discoveries
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 Exhibits, information stations, and vendor tables in the conference space
Presentations (to be announced & posted, with times, on the website soon) include: —Curly, a Crow Scout —Research opportunities & holdings at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming
OPTIONAL BUS TOURS, Sunday, October 1 (priced separately)
TOUR ONE: Little Bighorn Battlefield —10:30am: bus departs for Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Café (lunch on your own) —12:30pm: bus proceeds to Reno-Benteen Defense Site. We’ll make a number of stops for brief (20 minute) interpretations by symposium presenters at Reno-Benteen, Weir Point, Calhoun Hill, Keogh Sector, 7th Cavalry & Indian Memorials on Last Stand Hill, and the National Cemetery. —4:30pm: bus departs for return to DoubleTree hotel in Billings
TOUR TWO: Rosebud Battlefield with historian Paul Hedren —9:00am: bus departs hotel for 2-hour drive to Rosebud Battlefield State Park. Paul will conduct a moderately strenuous, 3-mile round trip hike up Crook’s Hill. Attendees can opt for a shorter, flatter walk to the park’s Kobold Buffalo Jump area, guided by a Montana State Parks ranger. Includes box lunch at the battlefield picnic area. —approx.2:30pm: bus departs for Little Bighorn Battlefield —3:30 to 4:30pm: last opportunity to walk up Last Stand Hill, down Deep Ravine Trail, or visit the Cemetery. —4:30pm: bus departs for Billings hotel.