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Companion to Custer and the Little Big Horn Campaign (Hardcover)

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The Battle of the Little Bighorn is the most iconic conflict in the history of the American West. It ranks as the worst military defeat of the U.S. Army during the Indian wars, yet it simultaneously marks the apex of Native American resistance on the Great Plains. A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign offers an authoritative and accessible overview of the scholarship that has shaped our understanding of this seminal battle. The Companion is strategically divided into five thematic sections: The first section outlines the history of the Lakota and the Northern Cheyenne people, the second details the Army's presence in the Western territories leading up to the Little Bighorn Campaign, and the third examines how General Custer became an American military figurehead. The fourth section provides detailed analyses of the battle maneuverings at Little Bighorn, paying special attention to Indian testimony from the battlefield, while the fifth and final section demonstrates how, from the moment the public learned of the U.S. Army's defeat, the Battle of the Little Bighorn has permeated America's cultural consciousness.

Combining contributions from an array of respected scholars and historians, A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign will be an essential guide for anyone interested in better understanding this pivotal moment in American history.
Number of Pages: 518
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: United States / General
Series Title: Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: November 23, 2015
TCIN: 50176399
UPC: 9781444351095
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-4905
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