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    Showdown at Little Big Horn (Bison Book) (Paperback) By (author) Dee Alexander Brown

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    DescriptionOn Sunday afternoon, June 25, 1876, Gen. George Custer and 264 members of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry engaged more than 3,000 warriors of the Lakota Sioux, Arapaho, and Cheyenne nations and were killed in the ensuing battle.Acclaimed historian Dee Brown traces the events of that day and of the weeks before, through the eyes and ears of seventeen participants from both sides, including Natives, scouts, soldiers, and civilians.Why did Custer divide his forces? Why did he not take his regiment's Gatling guns? Why did he expect Sitting Bull to surrender without a fight? How did Sitting Bull's vision at the sun dance on the Rosebud foretell the occasion and the outcome of the battle? How did war chiefs Crazy Horse and Gall take advantage of Custer's tactical errors? And why did they preserve Custer's body from mutilation?"Showdown at Little Big Horn" answers these and other questions, telling the story of the fight from many points of view, based on reports, diaries, letters, and testimony of the participants themselves. Together the accounts provide a gripping narrative of a punitive expedition gone badly awry and an assemblage of Native peoples who forestalled for a while the army's domination of the northern plains.

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    Showdown at Little Big Horn
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dee Alexander Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9780803262188
    ISBN 10: 0803262183

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    Libri: I-HS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: D9
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/MONTAN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040, HIS036090, SOC021000
    DC22: 973.82, 973.8/2
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: E83.876 .B87 2004
    BISAC region code:
    Edition statement
    Unp - Bison Books
    Imprint name
    University of Nebraska Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Lincoln, NE
    Author Information
    Dee Brown (1908-2002) was the author of thirty books of nonfiction and fiction about the American West, including the international bestseller "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." His books "The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West," "The Galvanized Yankees," and "The Fetterman Massacre," are all available in Bison Books editions.
    Review quote
    "A very powerful story that draws one in much the same way as a good novel: by evoking the sights, the smells, the noise, and the desperation of the battle. This is essential history for the Custer buff, or anyone interested in the Indian Wars on the Plains."-Roundup Magazine