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- An available and authoritative evaluation 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 basis for the Centennial crusade and examines how George Armstrong Custer turned its figurehead
- Provides an in depth research of the conflict maneuverings at Little Bighorn, paying distinct recognition to Indian testimony from the battlefield
- Concludes with a bit analyzing how the conflict of Little Bighorn has been mythologized and its pervading effect on American culture
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He may have participated in the battle in the very beginning, stepping back as it proceeded. This led the whites to accuse him of cowardice. Even some historians have accepted this as fact, failing to see that in 1876 Sitting Bull was over 40 years old and his role was to lead his people with advice and intelligent decisions. Nevertheless, the perception of Sitting Bull’s cowardice lived on in the white imagination. Despite the misunderstanding, he soon became known as the conqueror of Custer (Johnson 1891, 178–179; McLaughlin 1989, 215–222, 406–417; see Vestal 1989; Utley 1994).
Rumors of gold in the Bighorn Mountains and Black Hills added to their interest. In 1874, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer led a “scientific” expedition to the Black Hills to verify the rumors. His group included a journalist, who reported that there was more gold than anyone could imagine. The situation was ready to explode. Custer’s discovery started the chain of events that led to the Little Bighorn Battle and ultimately to the surrender of the Lakota people. The federal government struggled to keep its promise to prevent white exploration of the Black Hills.
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