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Custer's Fall: The Native American Side of the Story (SC)

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Custer's Fall
Custer's Fall

The day began with the killing of a ten-year-old Indian Boy by U.S. Cavalry troopers. Before it ended, all of those troopers and their commander George Armstrong Custer, lay dead on the battlefield of the Little Big Horn - the worst defeat ever inflicted by Native Americans on the U.S. Military.

In this book the full story of that dramatic day, the events leading up to it, and it's aftermath, are told by the only ones who survived to recount it - the Indians.

Based on the author's seventy-two Native American eyewitnesses, Custer's Fall is both a superbly skillful weaving of many voices into a gripping narrative fabric, and a revelatory reconstruction that stands as the definitive version of the battle that became a legend and only now emerges as it really was.

First published in 1957, author David Humphreys Miller gathered material for this book over 22 years (1935-1957) from interviews with Native participants in the Little Bighorn Battle.

Organization and strength table of General Custer's 7th U.S. Cavalry June 25, 1876 included. 270 pages. 1992 reprint. Softcover.