By Mari Sandoz

Mari Sandoz's account of the conflict within which common George Armstrong Custer staked his life—and lost—reveals on each web page the author's intimate wisdom of her topic. the nature of the Sioux, the character of Custer, the combined feelings of Custer's males, the Plains landscape—all emerge with such readability that the reader is transported in time to that spring of 1876, whilst the military of the Plains begun its fateful march towards the Yellowstone. The historical past of the tragedy is right here: the background of undesirable blood and damaged treaties among the Sioux state and the USA, the underlying reason behind Custer's day trip and for the convocation of Indians at the Little Bighorn that individual 12 months. The author's research of Custer's causes and political objectives sheds new mild on an outdated secret and may be hotly disputed by means of the general's admirers.

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