DescriptionHardin borders Crow Indian Reservation and serves as a trading center for its people. The town was named after Samuel Hardin, a rancher from Wyoming who leased land on the reservation. Nearby is the former site of Fort Custer, a military garrison said to have been one of the finest cavalry posts in the world. It was established in 1877, just after Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
The 5-day Little Big Horn Days celebration takes place in June. Festivities include a grand ball with period music, costumes and dances; Custer's Last Stand Re-enactment; a powwow; arts and crafts shows; and dancing.
Visitor InfoHardin Area Chamber of Commerce 10 E. Railway St. HARDIN, MT 59034. Phone:(406)665-1672
LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENTsee place listing.