Bruce Liddic lives in Syracuse, New York, and lectures on Custer topics. Paul Harbaugh is the author of a German-language study of the Lakotas. Introducing this Bison Books edition is John D. McDermott, a retired historian and administrator for the National Park Service and the Council on Historic Presevation. His latest book is A Guide to the Indian Wars of the West (Nebraska 1998).
Custer and Company: Walter Camp's Notes on the Custer Fightby Bruce R. Liddic
Walter M. Camp (1867–1925) was an indefatigable collector of Custeriana who set himself the intimidating task of interviewing every living survivor of the battle at the Little Bighorn. Unfortunately, with Camp’s death this information was scattered. This volume gathers his most important material, much of which was not previously available.
Custer and Company presents information on Sergeant John Henley, veteran trooper of the Seventh Cavalry, and a number of other Seventh Cavalrymen and frontiersmen, including interpreter Sam Bruguier; Camp’s research on various unsettled questions of the Little Bighorn fight; interviews with several surviving Indians and famed scout Luther North; and extensive information on the death of Crazy Horse.
Camp’s investigations illuminate several important questions that have dogged Custer research for generations.
- University of Nebraska Press
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