American Experience: Last Stand at Little Big Horn

Overview

This episode of The American Experience investigates an event that has become American folklore. By carefully considering the evidence available from both white and Native American accounts, the video reaches conclusions that are more complex than those commonly held. Custer emerges not as a fool, or a hero, but a competent commander who simply got more than he could handle. The loss of Custer's command was a national embarrassment and led to obfuscation that over time became accepted as fact. Anyone with an ...
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Overview

This episode of The American Experience investigates an event that has become American folklore. By carefully considering the evidence available from both white and Native American accounts, the video reaches conclusions that are more complex than those commonly held. Custer emerges not as a fool, or a hero, but a competent commander who simply got more than he could handle. The loss of Custer's command was a national embarrassment and led to obfuscation that over time became accepted as fact. Anyone with an interest in the history of the American West, especially relations with Native peoples, will find this of value. Its sober tone and careful research certainly make it appropriate for use in the college classroom. Last Stand at Little Big Horn also won an Emmy award.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Access to the American Experience web site; Scene selection; Closed captions; Described video for the visually impaired
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2004
  • UPC: 783421261891
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Wgbh / Pbs
  • Language: English
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 40,483

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Stekler Participant
James Welsh Participant
N. Scott Momaday Voice Only
Technical Credits
Paul Stekler Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Mark Samels Executive Producer
James Welch Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Westward Expansion [14:08]
2. Lakota Territory [7:59]
3. Resistance [7:03]
4. Massacre [16:11]
5. The Custer Myth [11:38]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Selection
   DVD-ROM Features
   Accessibility Options
      Play With Video Descriptions On
      Play With Video Descriptions Off
   Other Products of Interest
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