Where Custer Fell: Photographs of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Then and Now

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"The Battle of the Little Bighorn has long held a preeminent position among the chronicles of the mythic West. None of the men who rode with Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer to his "Last Stand" survived to tell the tale, but this photography book provides a view of the battlefield as it must have existed in 1876." "To create Where Custer Fell, authors James S. Brust, Brian C. Pohanka, and Sandy Barnard searched for elusive documents and photographs, made countless trips to the battlefield, and scrutinized all available sources. Each
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Overview

"The Battle of the Little Bighorn has long held a preeminent position among the chronicles of the mythic West. None of the men who rode with Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer to his "Last Stand" survived to tell the tale, but this photography book provides a view of the battlefield as it must have existed in 1876." "To create Where Custer Fell, authors James S. Brust, Brian C. Pohanka, and Sandy Barnard searched for elusive documents and photographs, made countless trips to the battlefield, and scrutinized all available sources. Each chapter begins with a concise, lively description of an episode in the battle. The narratives are graphically illustrated by historical photos, which are presented alongside modern photos of the same location on the battlefield. The book also features detailed maps and photographs of battle participants and the early photographers who attempted to tell their story." The historical photos (taken as early as one year after the battle) verify that the topography of the well-preserved Little Bighorn Battlefield has not changed much, document early locations of the markers on the field, illustrate eyewitness accounts, and place viewers "on the field" in a way that other descriptive accounts cannot match. This study also highlights the value of the early photographs as often-overlooked historical documents and recognizes the achievements of the photographers who, under the most difficult of circumstances, went to the actual spots to record history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806136660
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 8/31/2005
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

James S. Brust, M.D., a specialist in historical photographs and prints, has published frequently on these topics in journals and magazines. He resides in San Pedro, California.

Brian C. Pohanka, who passed away as this book went to press, was a military historian and author of several books. He also was senior researcher, writer, and adviser for Time-Life Books, television documentaries, and feature films.

Sandy Barnard is an independent scholar and writer specializing in the Indian wars. He studied English and History at Boston College and received an M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1971. He taught journalism at Indiana State University for over 30 years. He has authored numerous books on the Little Bighorn and related topics, including I Go With Custer: The Life & Death of Reporter Mark Kellogg (AST Press, 1996), Campaigning with the Irish Brigade: Pvt. John Ryan, 28th Massachusetts (AST Press, 2001), Ten Years with Custer, A 7th Cavalryman's Memoirs (AST Press, 2001), and, with James S. Brust and Brian C. Pohanka, Where Custer Fell: Photographs of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Then and Now (OU Press, 2005). He served as editor of Greasy Grass, published by the Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association, and he resides in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps viii
Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Part 1 The Little Bighorn 3
1 Historical Background 5
2 Archaeological Digs 14
3 Important Photographers 19
Part 2 Then and Now Photographs 25
4 The Approach to the Valley 27
5 Reno's Valley Fight 30
6 Reno-Benteen Defense Site 44
7 Weir Point 62
8 Custer's Approach 72
9 The Butler Marker and Deep Coulee 82
10 Finley-Finckle Ridge 90
11 Calhoun Hill 95
12 The Keogh Sector 102
13 Below Custer Hill 111
14 Custer Hill 126
15 The Cemetery 163
16 Unmatched Photographs 171
Afterword 174
Notes on the Making of the Modern Comparison Photographs 176
Appendix Stanley J. Morrow's 1879 Photographs of Little Bighorn 177
Notes 189
Bibliography 213
Index 219
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