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The day the world ended at Little Bighorn : a Lakota history

Author: Joseph Marshall
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn has become known as the quintessential clash of cultures between the Lakota and white settlers. The men who led the battle - Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Colonel George A. Custer - have become legends. [In this volume, the author] reveals the nuanced complexities that led up to and followed the battle. Until now, this account has been available only within the Lakota oral  Read more...
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Named Person: George A Custer; George A Custer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Marshall
ISBN: 9780670038534 0670038539
OCLC Number: 1096304891
Description: xxiv, 262 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: The greasy grass fight or the Battle of the Little Bighorn --
To and from --
The greatest gathering ever --
In the beginning --
Grandmother --
Leading the way --
Follow me --
Zuya Wicasa (the warriors) --
The long kives --
Weaponry --
They took the fat --
The aftermath begins --
Into the shadows --
At Wounded Knee --
Possibilities --
New ways, new words --
The conqueror's mentality --
The 20th century --
The 21st century.
Responsibility: Joseph M. Marshall III.

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The 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn has become known as the quintessential clash of cultures between the Lakota and white settlers. The men who led the battle - Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Colonel George A. Custer - have become legends. [In this volume, the author] reveals the nuanced complexities that led up to and followed the battle. Until now, this account has been available only within the Lakota oral tradition. The[book] is required reading for anyone enthralled by the tale of the tragic fight that changed the scope of both America and the American landscape.-Dust jacket.

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