LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT, Mont. (AP) — — On a hot, nearly windless day in early August, Edwin C. Bearss is looking across the Little Bighorn River as he describes an early scene in the battle that would come to be known as Custer's Last Stand.
He is dressed in a ball cap, two T-shirts and a pair of stained khaki pants held up by an ancient leather belt. His hiking boots, by contrast, are sturdy and relatively new. He looks like a man who can't be bothered by superfluities.