Killing Custer: The Battle of Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians

Killing Custer: The Battle of Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians

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Overview

The classic account of Custer's Last Stand that shattered the myth of the Little Bighorn and rewrote history books.


Custer's ill-fated attack on June 25, 1876, has gone down as the American military's most catastrophic defeat. This historic and personal work tells the Native American side, poignant revealing how disastrous the encounter was for the "victors," the last great gathering of Plains Indians under the leadership of Sitting Bull. Telling of the pride and desperation of a people systematically stripped of their treaty rights, hounded from their ancestral hunting grounds, and herded into wretched reservations, Killing Custer reveals how this defining moment in American history was no more a "Last Stand" than a final celebration of waning power and freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393329391
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/17/2007
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 233,039
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

At the time of his death in 2003, James Welch was considered one of the most important authors of the American West. His books include Fool’s Crow and Winter in the Blood.

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