ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Custer's Last Stand A Native Perspective

Crow Agency, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Olivia

90 mins, Hosted in English

What you'll do

The history books have long credited General Custer as being instrumental in the United States’ agenda of Western Expansion. However, the expansion came at a great cost to the lives, cultures and traditions of the original inhabitants of these lands.

Join me, Native historical interpretive guide Rose Williamson, on an adventure going back to 1876 when Plains Indian warriors roamed free and fought fiercely for their way of life. I will share the details of Battle of the Little Bighorn, which took place on June 25, 1868 in Southeast Montana Crow Country, where I live. Tensions erupted between the Allied Tribes, made up of many Lakota and Cheyenne nations, and the U.S. Government after the discovery of gold, which lead to further fights over land rights and threatened our nomadic way of life.

The tour will begin during this tumultuous time in our histories and will take you through the events leading up to the fateful battle. I will share the hidden stories of the Indigenous warriors and their people who fought to preserve their way of life and protect their homelands. Often ignored in the history books, the stories of these heroic warriors, and their legacy deserve to their place in history. Also told will be the side of the U.S. Federal Indian scouts.
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The history books have long credited General Custer as being instrumental in the United States’ agenda of Western Expansion. However, the expansion came at a great cost to the lives, cultures and traditions of the original inhabitants of these lands.

Join me, Native historical interpretive guide Rose Williamson, on an adventure going back to 1876 when Plains Indian warriors roamed free and fought fiercely for their way of life. I will…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Olivia can host private groups of any size, up to 10 guests. Private group rates start at $150.

Meet your Host, Olivia

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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I am a Native historical interpretive guide, who has been giving tours on the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Indian Wars since 2006. I became passionate about this subject while I was studying at the University of Montana, where I switched my major to Native American studies. Once I learned about the history of my people, which was never covered in public school growing up, I felt drawn to sharing these stories with a broader audience and knew that this was my purpose in life. I aim to educate the masses about the historical trauma that happened to the Lakota and Cheyenne people and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. I do my best to give the Native American perspective from this historic time.
I am a Native historical interpretive guide, who has been giving tours on the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Indian Wars since 2006. I became passionate about this subject while I was studying at the University of Montana, where I switched my major to Native American studies. Once I learned about the history of my people, which was never covered in public school growing up, I felt drawn to sharing these stories with a broader audience and knew that this was my purpose in life. I aim to edu…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 29 reviews.

Norshida
July 2021
A delightful take on the alternative history, told from the Native's perspective on the subject. Rose was a great and passionate storyteller and kudos for bringing forth these stories to us. Highly recommended! Come with an open mind and forget what's being taught in history books to be able to truly appreciate the experience.
Yoona
June 2021
What a masterful storyteller! I booked two sessions for my coworkers and I, and we can't thank Rose enough for sharing her knowledge and stories with us.
Stephanie
May 2021
We enjoyed Rose's thorough research on the battles and feel lucky that she shared a native perspective on the events with us. Rose is a great storyteller and was happy to answer all of our questions (even those that were not about the battles). Thank you so much for dedicating your time and energy to giving people a more realistic sense of the past and the present, Rose!
Peter
May 2021
Olivia Rose certainly knows her subject and tells the story with passion. A well-balanced presentation of the events of those few days in 1876.
Myrna
April 2021
I was absolutely blown away by Rose's storytelling and recreation of the people and events surrounding the Battle of Little Big Horn. It was so intense and fascinating that the 90 minutes flew by and I was disappointed when it was over so soon. Even though it was an online Zoom presentation, it still felt like I was THERE as she described each battle. She also included tons of maps, pictures, and interesting side stories to create a rich and meaningful experience. I highly recommend this to anyone - this is the best way to learn about history!
Yasmin
March 2021
I've had one of the most interesting and fascinating experiences with Rose! She is an incredible and passionate story-teller. I really liked to listen to hear explaining about all the important things that happened. If you want to feel like you've been right here and experiencing this as if you were part of the story then join! :) Loved it!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.