"Custer's Last Fight: Two Perspectives: The White Man & The Indian" by Lieutenant-Colonel William Bowen & Joseph Dixon, chronicle the famous "Custer's Last Stand" battle of the Little Big Horn in June 1876. Bowen approaches the famous battle from the point-of-view of the white man, while Dixon records the eyewitness viewpoints of the surviving (1913) Indians.
Joseph K. Dixon (1856–1926), was a photographer, author, and Indian-rights advocate, who campaigned for the Indians to obtain general U.S. Citizenship, which he was successful in obtaining for all Native Americans in 1924. William Holman Cary Bowen was a U. S. Army officer, who became entranced with the story of Custer's Last Stand. He interviewed many of the survivors of the battle from 1877 onwards, especially Captain Frederick Benteen who commanded one of the remaining two parts of Custer's command which combined and withstood the victorious Indians in a siege that lasted until General Alfred Terry arrived on the field to rescue them.
The research and recording of both viewpoints gives insight into how Custer came to grief.
This short book of 22,800+ plus words and approximately 76 pages at 300 words per page, is a fascinating must read for anyone interested in an explanation of the battle from both sides, rather than the more common view from the losing paleface side.
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|Publisher:||Maine Book Barn Publishing|
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