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

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

by James S. Brust, Sandy Barnard, Brian C. Pohanka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0806138343

ISBN-13: 9780806138343

Pub. Date: 01/10/2007

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

The Battle of the Little Bighorn has long held an eminent 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 stunning photography book provides a view of the battlefield as it must have existed in 1876.

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Overview

The Battle of the Little Bighorn has long held an eminent 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 stunning 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806138343
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
01/10/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
340,600
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Mapsviii
Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Part 1The Little Bighorn3
1Historical Background5
2Archaeological Digs14
3Important Photographers19
Part 2Then and Now Photographs25
4The Approach to the Valley27
5Reno's Valley Fight30
6Reno-Benteen Defense Site44
7Weir Point62
8Custer's Approach72
9The Butler Marker and Deep Coulee82
10Finley-Finckle Ridge90
11Calhoun Hill95
12The Keogh Sector102
13Below Custer Hill111
14Custer Hill126
15The Cemetery163
16Unmatched Photographs171
Afterword174
Notes on the Making of the Modern Comparison Photographs176
AppendixStanley J. Morrow's 1879 Photographs of Little Bighorn177
Notes189
Bibliography213
Index219

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