Legacy: New Perspectives on the Battle of the Little Bighorn

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Charles E. Rankin
Montana Historical Society, 1996 - History - 332 pages
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In this collection of essays from the 1994 Little Bighorn Legacy Symposium, an astounding array of scholars discuss the battle's context, historical significance, and cultural impact from both white and Native American perspectives. Contributors include Richard A. Fox, Jr., Paul Andrew Hutton, Edward T. Linenthal, and Richard S. Slotkin. Essays examine such diverse topics as the environmental context of the northern plains, new archaeological discoveries about the battle, Custer in art and the movies, and the battle's symbolic legacy.
 

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Contents

Bison and Indians
3
Indian Policy and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
23
Crazy Horse Lakota Leadership
49
Army Allies or Tribal Survival? The Other Indians
63
Little Bighorn
83
What It All Means
93
The Battle
113
Oral and Written Indian Perspectives
129
Archaeological Perspectives on the Battle
167
The United States Army
189
The Myth
209
Contemporary Perspectives on the Little Bighorn
271
Signifying on the Little Bighorn
289
The Little Bighorn
307
Little Bighorn Legacy Symposium Presenters
320
Copyright

The Indian Village
139

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Introducing this Bison Books edition is Charles E. Rankin, the editor of "Montana The Magazine of Western History,

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