We found a couple of parking places near the cemetery so we decided to check that out first. (It was okay...we already knew who won the battle.) Custer isn't buried here; he's at West Point.
The Visitor Center was impossible. It's outdated and way too small for the number of people trying to fit into it. You could barely squeeze your way through the poorly-lit museum to the auditorium where they were showing the movie. There wasn't even room left inside for standing room. I like the painted buffalo hide which is an Indian representation of what the Lakota call the "Battle of Greasy Grass Creek". The rest of the display is pretty hokey though. (I really would have liked to have seen the movie--but that's okay, we already knew who won.)
Custer had 600 soldiers and 263 of them died here. There were 7,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho in an encampment on the Little Bighorn River. 1,500-2,000 of them were warriors and about 30 died. (I think Custer may have been mathematically challenged and would have bought lots of lottery tickets if he lived now. Obviously Sitting Bull had no problem with basic arithmetic.)
They've put up markers wherever they found a body--some are soldiers and some are Indians. The Indians took their dead away, so it's more difficult to identify the actual locations. Red granite identifies Cheyenne and Lakota Warrior Markers, in contrast to the white marble headstones used for the Army. There were Indian scouts from other tribes who fought with Custer; there was even a civilian war correspondent and they have white markers too.
Although I didn't get to see the movie--I know who won the battle...and I know who won the war.
More pictures here: Little Bighorn Battlefield Natl Monument