Of everywhere we went on this vacation, this place affected me the most. You can't help but feel the awesome waste of human life here. Our park ranger who gave us the talk about the park was beyond excellent....an ex history teacher and coach (30 years) who is now doing this as his retirement job. He was truly excellent - he used a booming voice to talk about the culture clash that made up the heart of what went wrong here. He emphasised that this was war. Not pretty, no way to make it pretty. He didn't spare the children in the audience, either. He told how killing the enemy, the Indians mutilated the bodies, believing that this kept them from entering heaven.