A Day to Remember: Introducing the Drama, Irony, and Controversies of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
The Battle of the Little Bighorn remains one of history’s most famous and most controversial events. Lieutenant Colonel George Custer, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, the Seventh Cavalry, the Sioux, and the Cheyenne were all there on June 25th, 1876. This battle, which was a shocking disaster for the U.S. army and a triumph for Native Americans, continues to fascinate us more than 125 years later.
Often when people are shocked by an unexpected event, they want to understand exactly why and how it happened. In the case of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, these questions have yet to be answered completely satisfactorily, due to the lack of totally definitive evidence regarding some of the details. As a result, some controversy still surrounds the battle.
A Day to Remember introduces the reader to the many aspects of this battle. The author makes use of eyewitness testimony, battle analyses, Custer’s personality traits, and a comparison with other disasters, in order to give the reader a basic understanding of the battle and to provide a basis for further exploration of this fascinating historic event.