Custer's Arikara Indian Interpreter: Frederick Francis Gerard

Custer's Arikara Indian Interpreter: Frederick Francis Gerard

by Marvin Woods


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Marvin Woods' thoroughly researched chronicle follows the fascinating life of Frederick Francis Gerard, who is best known as Major General George Armstrong Custer's Indian Interpreter at the Battle of the Little Bighorn Expedition.  Gerard built an impressive reputation as an Indian fighter who experienced many perils, yet was a strong advocate for the Indians friendly to the United States.  Readers of this fascinating work will learn about the history of a famous battle, the nascent United States, and of early American history from an angle that is altogether different than what they may have read before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780533160525
Publisher: Vantage Press, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Marvin Woods was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and attended college in the state of Washington.  He spent more than thirty years in the U.S. Army, was a warrant officer in Vietnam, and was stationed in Korea as well.  For many years the author was employed as a research analyst with a national management company.  Among the author's hobbies are fishing and Duplicate Bridge.  Mr. Woods and his wife Anita live in Washington.  This is his first work of nonfiction.

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