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Exploring With Custer: The 1874 Black Hills Expedition

Exploring With Custer: The 1874 Black Hills Expedition

by Ernest Grafe, Paul Horsted
     
 
Two years before the Little Bighorn, Lt. Col. George Custer entered the mysterious Black Hills of Dakota Territory at the head of a massive exploring party. It would prove to be one of the most eventful and best-documented expeditions of the Old West, an adventure of discovery that readers can now experience for themselves. Owned by the Lakota Sioux, the Black Hills

Overview

Two years before the Little Bighorn, Lt. Col. George Custer entered the mysterious Black Hills of Dakota Territory at the head of a massive exploring party. It would prove to be one of the most eventful and best-documented expeditions of the Old West, an adventure of discovery that readers can now experience for themselves. Owned by the Lakota Sioux, the Black Hills were the last unknown place to the white population of America. Gold discoveries during the reconnaissance brought a flood of illegal prospectors, which was a major cause of the hostilities unleashed against Custer and his men on the Greasy Grass. The explorers of 1874 told their own story in journals, reports and newspaper dispatches, while William H. Illingworth brought back the first photographs taken in the Black Hills. Every available resource has been brought together to make the journey come alive for the reader. Visitors to the Hills can add to their experience by using the included trail guide to find many of the photo sites or see the very places described in the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971805316
Publisher:
Golden Valley Press
Publication date:
11/19/2002
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
603,790
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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