Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment - Photography by Donald Pash
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Missionary Contact With Sitting Bull

I captured this image at the 2016 Little Bighorn Battle Re-enactment, at the actual site where the battle took place, June 1876. This photo is of the Christian Missionary introducing Christianity to the Plains Indians. Christian missionaries promoted strategies to transform Native American communities in the Great Plains. Over time, tribal members selectively accepted specific​ cultural components while actively preserving Native traditions. Missionary contact with Great Plains tribes increased during the nineteenth century.