An actor with an arrow protruding from his chest falls backward onto the ground during a production at the Custer Memorial Amphitheater. Two other actors stand by the open door of the amphitheater, looking outside. Actors portraying dead soldiers and Indians lie on the ground.
A dramatic telling of the story of Custer, the 7th Cavalry, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn has been staged during the summer at Fort Abraham Lincoln since 1958. The original production, called Trail West was written by W.T. Chichester and Frederick G. Walsh. Later productions, called The Custer Drama were written by Bert Pettey.