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A Good Year to Die: The Story of the Great Sioux Warby Charles M Robinson
Synopses & Reviews
This is the dramatic story of the most crucial year in the history of the American West, 1876, when the wars between the United States Government and the Indian Nations reached a peak. Telling a great deal about Indian cultures, history, beliefs and personality, this is the first book to cover the whole year, rather than simply its components. 16-page photo insert. 3 maps.
Book News Annotation:
Much of this dramatic narrative of the federal government's final campaign to crush the Cheyenne and the Sioux is based on firsthand accounts of the participants, diaries and letters of soldiers, and the oral histories of many of the Indians who fought them. It focuses on the year 1876 and the battleground of the Black Hills overlapping South Dakota and Wyoming. By the time the campaign had ended the US had achieved its aims but the casualties were huge: Custer and his troops were massacred at the Little Bighorn; Gen. George Crook met with near-disaster at Rosebud; the Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse was dead. Meanwhile Sitting Bull and his band had been driven to Canada, and the military power of the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne was broken.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. -389) and index.
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