By Brad D. Lookingbill
- An obtainable and authoritative review of the scholarship that has formed our realizing of 1 of the main iconic battles within the heritage of the yank 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 grew to become its figurehead
- Provides a close research of the conflict maneuverings at Little Bighorn, paying exact consciousness to Indian testimony from the battlefield
- Concludes with a bit studying how the conflict of Little Bighorn has been mythologized and its pervading effect on American culture
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In fact, the Lakotas and the Crows continued their skirmishes as if no treaty had been made (DeMallie 2001b, 794–795). A greater problem for the Indians was the article that appropriated certain areas for certain tribes. These were not actual reservations but hunting grounds the government had allocated to each tribe. Such division of lands was unnecessary from the Indian perspective: they were accustomed to following game wherever they wanted. Although there had always been some neutral grounds between the tribes, such drawing of borders did not 20 r a n i ‐ h e n r i k a n d e r ss o n correspond to the realities of life on the Plains.
1997. Lakota Noon: The Indian Narrative of Custer’s Defeat. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press. Miller, David Humphreys. 1963. Custer’s Fall: Told by the Indians Who Fought the Battle of Little Bighorn. New York: Bantam Books. , and Black Elk. 1961 (orig. 1932). Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Olson, James C. 1965. Red Cloud and the Sioux Problem. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Ostler, Jeffrey. 2004. The Plains Sioux and US Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee.
Linguist Rodolphe Petter recorded the Cheyenne language in written form, but also provided commentary from his informants in his A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign, First Edition. Edited by Brad D. Lookingbill. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published 2015 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. t h e n o rt h e r n c h e y e nn e a n d a r a pa h o 35 1126‐page dictionary. Such sources have been valuable for Cheyenne scholarship, especially Cheyennes who had neither the funding nor privilege to access such material until the modern technological age.
A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign by Brad D. Lookingbill