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By Brad D. Lookingbill
- An obtainable and authoritative evaluate of the scholarship that has formed our figuring out of 1 of the main iconic battles within the background of the yankee West
- Combines contributions from an array of revered students, historians, and battlefield scientists
- Outlines the political and cultural stipulations that laid the root for the Centennial crusade and examines how George Armstrong Custer grew to become its figurehead
- Provides an in depth research of the conflict maneuverings at Little Bighorn, paying certain recognition to Indian testimony from the battlefield
- Concludes with a bit interpreting how the conflict of Little Bighorn has been mythologized and its pervading effect on American culture
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28 r a n i ‐ h e n r i k a n d e r ss o n As the Army converged on the Indians, Colonel Custer led his 7th Cavalry up the Little Bighorn River. On June 22, Custer searched for signs of the Indian camp. He did not find the camp itself but discovered signs of its existence. Custer’s scouts warned him that the camp seemed to be a very large one. On June 25, scouts announced they saw a large camp in the horizon. At first Custer planned an attack for the next day, but he feared the Indians would notice him and escape, which led him to decide to attack the same day.
Spotted Tail’s Folk: A History of the Brulé Sioux. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. Hyde, George E. 1975 (orig. 1937). Red Cloud’s Folk: History of the Oglala Sioux Indians. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. Jensen, Richard, ed. 2006. Voices of the American West, Vol. 1, The Indian Interviews of Eli S. Ricker, 1903–1919. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Johnson, Willis Fletcher. 1891. The Red Record of the Sioux: Life of Sitting Bull and History of the Indian War of 1890–1891 … story of the Sioux nation; their manners and customs, ghost dances and Messiah craze … Philadelphia, PA: Edgewood Publishing Co.
The most notable include Gregory Michno, Jerome Greene, Stan Hoig, Robert Utley, and Herman Viola. Although most works from this genre of history provide a fair and balanced view of history, sometimes privileging the Indian voice over whites, the military‐based approach forces Indian history into a category that does not necessarily represent the history of a people. On the other hand, scholarly works like those of John Moore, which come from an anthropological perspective, may inadvertently force scholars to perceive Indians as primitive and sub‐human subjects, whose voices and interpretations are not only of lesser value but appear less significant.
A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign by Brad D. Lookingbill