Custer Survivor: The End of a Myth, the Beginning of a Legend

Custer Survivor: The End of a Myth, the Beginning of a Legend

by John Koster

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Custer Survivor: The End of a Myth, the Beginning of a Legend by John Koster

Proof of survivor at Little Big Horn. History Channel shows episode repeatedly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933909035
Publisher: History Publishing Company, LLC
Publication date: 01/02/2010
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John Koster is known for his thorough knowledge of Native American history which has been translated into German, Czech, Russian and Japanese. His first book, The Road to Wounded Knee(Bantam, 1974) won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Distinguished Public Service for his personal coverage and analytical research into the American Indian Movement.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

Preface 9

Introduction 11

Part 1 The Man Who was Frank Finkel

Drums in the Night 17

The Attack 31

Surviving After the Battle 47

Before Little Big Horn 55

Enlisting and Everything Prussian 63

Life After Little Big Horn 73

The Admission 101

Life in Public View 105

The Final Years 115

Part 2 The Experts Pro and Con

Starting the Fire, Wrong Smoke Signals 129

The Naysayer 153

The Champion 163

Part 3 The Facts

The End of Her Trail 171

They Almost Made It 173

The Bravest Man and the Horse That Made It 177

After the Battle 181

It's All in the Writing, the Final Fact 187

Afterword 195

Bibliography 199

Index 211

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