Showdown at Little Big Horn

Showdown at Little Big Horn

by Dee Brown
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803262183

ISBN-13: 9780803262188

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: UNP - Bison Books


On Sunday afternoon, June 25, 1876, Gen. George Custer and 264 members of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry engaged more than 3,000 warriors of the Lakota Sioux, Arapaho, and Cheyenne nations and were killed in the ensuing battle.

Acclaimed historian Dee Brown traces the events of that day and of the weeks before, through the eyes and ears of seventeen participants from

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On Sunday afternoon, June 25, 1876, Gen. George Custer and 264 members of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry engaged more than 3,000 warriors of the Lakota Sioux, Arapaho, and Cheyenne nations and were killed in the ensuing battle.

Acclaimed historian Dee Brown traces the events of that day and of the weeks before, through the eyes and ears of seventeen participants from both sides, including Natives, scouts, soldiers, and civilians.

Why did Custer divide his forces? Why did he not take his regiment’s Gatling guns? Why did he expect Sitting Bull to surrender without a fight? How did Sitting Bull’s vision at the sun dance on the Rosebud foretell the occasion and the outcome of the battle? How did war chiefs Crazy Horse and Gall take advantage of Custer’s tactical errors? And why did they preserve Custer’s body from mutilation?

Showdown at Little Big Horn answers these and other questions, telling the story of the fight from many points of view, based on reports, diaries, letters, and testimony of the participants themselves. Together the accounts provide a gripping narrative of a punitive expedition gone badly awry and an assemblage of Native peoples who forestalled for a while the army’s domination of the northern plains.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803262188
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

1.Mark Kellogg, May 11, 18767
2.Sergeant John Ryan, May 1519
3.George Armstrong Custer, May 1725
4.Surgeon James DeWolf, May 18-2640
5.Charley Reynolds, May 27-June 755
6.General Alfred H. Terry, June 8-2068
7.George Armstrong Custer, June 21-2278
8.Lieutenant Edward Godfrey, June 22-2586
9.Trumpeter John Martin, June 25, 8 A.M.-12 noon95
10.Major Marcus Reno, June 25, 12 noon-3 P.M.103
11.Sitting Bull, June 25, 6 A.M.-4 P.M.113
12.Foolish Bear, June 25, 3 P.M.-4 P.M.124
13.Trooper John Sivertsen, June 25, 3 P.M.-4 P.M.129
14.Trumpeter John Martin, June 25, 2:15 P.M.-5 P.M.140
15.Bobtail Horse, June 25, afternoon152
16.Mark Kellogg, June 25, 4 P.M.-6 P.M.161
17.Crazy Horse. June 25, 3 P.M.-sundown169
18.Trooper Thomas O'Neill, June 25-26184
19.Lieutenant Edward Godfrey, June 27-28198
20.Comanche, June 28, 1876-April 10, 1878213

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