Yellowstone Command: Colonel Nelson A. Miles and the Great Sioux War, 1876-1877 by Jerome A. Greene
Reviewed by Benjamin Schwarz
The Atlantic Monthly
"On June 25, 1876, at the Little Bighorn, 2,000 Sioux and Northern Cheyenne warriors won the most stunning victory in the history of the American Indians' struggle with whites. But by the following spring, the U.S. Army had broken the Sioux and Cheyenne, and the twenty-six-year contest for the northern plains had ended, as thousands of Indians streamed into the reservations and surrendered. Although this outcome was foreordained, few had anticipated the rapidity or totality of the Indian defeat. More than anyone else, General Nelson A. Miles was responsible for crushing the tribes." Read the entire Atlantic Monthly review.