Two Moons Monument


Busby 59016,Southeast Montana

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In 1936, W.P. Moncure, an Indian trader, with the help of a store employee named Jules, reburied the body of Chief Two Moons along with personal items of his and other Cheyennes from the Battle for the Little Bighorn, and a sealed envelope of documents. On the monument he wrote:

“Why I erected the Two Moons Monument 1)History and location of Starved to Death Rock; 2) Bozeman Expedition 1874 up Rosebud Creek, 3) Two soldiers got away from Custer Battle alive; 4) History, Indian fort up Busby Creek; 5) Hiding place and location of money and trinkets taken from dead soldiers on Custer Battlefield; 6) To be opened June 25, 1986. Key removes screws with offset screwdriver. W.P. Moncure, Busby, Montana, June 25, 1936."

Unfortunately, the vault was broken open and the items and the sealed envelope were taken around October 1960.

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