By Brad D. Lookingbill
- An available and authoritative review of the scholarship that has formed our realizing 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 grew to become its figurehead
- Provides an in depth research of the conflict maneuverings at Little Bighorn, paying precise cognizance to Indian testimony from the battlefield
- Concludes with a piece reading how the conflict of Little Bighorn has been mythologized and its pervading effect on American culture
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1937. Teton Dakota: Ethnology and History. Berkeley, CA: US Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Gibbon, Guy. 2003. The Sioux: The Dakota and Lakota Nations. Oxford: Blackwell. Hardorff, Richard G. 1997. Lakota Recollections of the Custer Fight: New Sources on Indian‐Military History. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Hardorff, Richard G. 2005. Indian Views of the Custer Fight: A Source Book. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 32 r a n i ‐ h e n r i k a n d e r ss o n Hassrick, Royal B.
Golden, CO: Bauu Institute. Michno, Gregory F. 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.
The Lakotas witnessed the new policy in the summer of 1866, when representatives of the federal government came to Fort Laramie to call the Lakotas to negotiations. They presented a draft agreement, which stated that the government would be allowed to build roads through Lakota hunting grounds. The treaty also demanded that the Lakotas give up warfare against whites and Indians alike. The Lakotas agreeing to settle down and start farming would receive 10,000 dollars a year for 20 years. t h e l a k o ta s i o u x 25 A similar treaty was presented to the Lakotas further north in Fort Sully, where the Hunkpapas led by Sitting Bull refused to negotiate.
A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign by Brad D. Lookingbill