Custer the Seventh Cavalry and the Little Big Horn

This two-volume bibliography of Custer literature is the first to be published in some twenty-five years and the most complete ever assembled.

Author: Mike O'Keefe

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806188140

Category: History

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Since the shocking news first broke in 1876 of the Seventh Cavalry’s disastrous defeat at the Little Big Horn, fascination with the battle—and with Lieutenant George Armstrong Custer—has never ceased. Widespread interest in the subject has spawned a vast outpouring of literature, which only increases with time. This two-volume bibliography of Custer literature is the first to be published in some twenty-five years and the most complete ever assembled. Drawing on years of research, Michael O’Keefe has compiled entries for roughly 3,000 books and 7,000 articles and pamphlets. Covering both nonfiction and fiction (but not juvenile literature), the bibliography focuses on events beginning with Custer’s tenure at West Point during the 1850s and ending with the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. Included within this span are Custer’s experiences in the Civil War and in Texas, the 1873 Yellowstone and 1874 Black Hills expeditions, the Great Sioux War of 1876–77, and the Seventh Cavalry’s pursuit of the Nez Perces in 1877. The literature on Custer, the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and the Seventh Cavalry touches the entire American saga of exploration, conflict, and settlement in the West, including virtually all Plains Indian tribes, the frontier army, railroading, mining, and trading. Hence this bibliography will be a valuable resource for a broad audience of historians, librarians, collectors, and Custer enthusiasts.

They Died with Custer

Soldiers' Bones from the Battle of the Little Bighorn Douglas D. Scott, P. Willey, Melissa A. Connor. Chapter 2 The Seventh Cavalry the Before it is possible to tell the story of the men with Custer , it is necessary to establish a ...

Author: Douglas D. Scott

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806135077

Category: History

Page: 416

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Relying on historical sources, archaeological evidence, skeletal remains, and many illustrations, the authors investigate the lives of the cavalrymen who rode and died with General Custer and examine past and present views about how to memorialize their deaths. UP.

With Custer on the Little Bighorn

A corporal from the Seventh Cavalry recounts events at the Little Big Horn

Author: William O. Taylor

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015037791038

Category: History

Page: 206

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A corporal from the Seventh Cavalry recounts events at the Little Big Horn

Sitting Bull vs George Armstrong Custer

In this indispensable volume, filled with quotes, photographs, and paintings, many crucial events between Native Americans and the US government are scrutinized as well as the decisions made by the influential leaders that led to their ...

Author: Ellis Roxburgh

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781482442373

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The outcome of the Battle of the Little Bighorn of 1876 stunned Americans. They were astounded that Native Americans could have defeated a US army force so decidedly. Only after examining the charismatic leaders in this conflict—Sioux chief Sitting Bull and Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer—can young historians understand how such a brutal battle took place. In this indispensable volume, filled with quotes, photographs, and paintings, many crucial events between Native Americans and the US government are scrutinized as well as the decisions made by the influential leaders that led to their ultimate demise.

Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Every aspect of the career of General George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn is covered here.

Author: Thom Hatch

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015040643986

Category: Reference

Page: 229

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Every aspect of the career of General George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn is covered here. The people around Custer and his native American counterparts are detailed, as are related military campaigns, battles, historical events, equipment and terminology. There are also entries on Plains Indian culture and customs, artists and artwork, movies and other subjects associated with the battle. Following the entries is a listing of suggested sources for further research.

A Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn

Deliverance from the Little Big Horn: Doctor Henry Porter and Custer's Seventh Cavalry. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012. Stewart, Edgar I. Custer's Luck. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968. . The March of the Montana ...

Author: James Madison DeWolf

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806158129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In spring 1876 a physician named James Madison DeWolf accepted the assignment of contract surgeon for the Seventh Cavalry, becoming one of three surgeons who accompanied Custer’s battalion at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Killed in the early stages of the battle, he might easily have become a mere footnote in the many chronicles of this epic campaign—but he left behind an eyewitness account in his diary and correspondence. A Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn is the first annotated edition of these rare accounts since 1958, and the most complete treatment to date. While researchers have known of DeWolf’s diary for many years, few details have surfaced about the man himself. In A Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn, Todd E. Harburn bridges this gap, providing a detailed biography of DeWolf as well as extensive editorial insight into his writings. As one of the most highly educated men who traveled with Custer, the surgeon was well equipped to compose articulate descriptions of the 1876 campaign against the Indians, a fateful journey that began for him at Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory, and ended on the battlefield in eastern Montana Territory. In letters to his beloved wife, Fannie, and in diary entries—reproduced in this volume exactly as he wrote them—DeWolf describes the terrain, weather conditions, and medical needs that he and his companions encountered along the way. After DeWolf’s death, his colleague Dr. Henry Porter, who survived the conflict, retrieved his diary and sent it to DeWolf’s widow. Later, the DeWolf family donated it to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Now available in this accessible and fully annotated format, the diary, along with the DeWolf’s personal correspondence, serves as a unique primary resource for information about the Little Big Horn campaign and medical practices on the western frontier.

Custer and the Little Bighorn

Buffalo Hunt A Seventh Cavalry buffalo hunt near Big Creek, Kansas, in September 1869. Custer and his horse are facing left, just above the buffalo's head. Custer On Leave Custer often spent extended leaves in New York City and ...

Author: Jim Donovan

Publisher: Crestline

ISBN: 9780785825890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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This is the first major illustrated book to examine the life and death of General Custer.

Bloodshed at Little Bighorn

This may not be the last book you read on Little Bighorn, but it should be the first.

Author: Tim Lehman

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM

ISBN: 9780801899904

Category: History

Page: 288

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A brief history of the Battle of Little Bighorn, the deadly clash between U.S. soldiers and Native American forces in 1876. Commonly known as Custer’s Last Stand, the Battle of Little Bighorn may be the best recognized violent conflict between the indigenous peoples of North America and the government of the United States. Incorporating the voices of Native Americans, soldiers, scouts, and women, Tim Lehman’s concise, compelling narrative will forever change the way we think about this familiar event in American history. On June 25, 1876, General George Armstrong Custer led the U.S. Army’s Seventh Cavalry in an attack on a massive encampment of Sioux and Cheyenne Indians on the bank of the Little Bighorn River. What was supposed to be a large-scale military operation to force U.S. sovereignty over the tribes instead turned into a quick, brutal rout of the attackers when Custer’s troops fell upon the Indians ahead of the main infantry force. By the end of the fight, the Sioux and Cheyenne had killed Custer and 210 of his men. The victory fueled hopes of freedom and encouraged further resistance among the Native Americans. For the U.S. military, the lost battle prompted a series of vicious retaliatory strikes that ultimately forced the Sioux and Cheyenne into submission and the long nightmare of reservation life. Grounded in the most recent research, attentive to Native American perspectives, and featuring a colorful cast of characters, this account elucidates the key lessons of the conflict and draws out the less visible ones. This may not be the last book you read on Little Bighorn, but it should be the first.

Artifacts of the Battle of Little Big Horn

This book is a first-of-a-kind comprehensive, photographic essay regarding surviving artifacts of Custer and the Battle of the Little Big Horn - some never before published.

Author: Will Hutchison

Publisher: Schiffer Military History

ISBN: 0764351478

Category: Black Hills War, 1876-1877

Page: 207

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This book is a first-of-a-kind comprehensive, photographic essay regarding surviving artifacts of Custer and the Battle of the Little Big Horn - some never before published. Years were spent photographing and acquiring artifacts in museums and private collections, which are presented here in vivid, high-resolution color photographs, shot from various angles with the researcher and collector in mind. The photographs are catalogued under chapters devoted to the battle, Custer's 7th Cavalry, and the Lakota and Cheyenne warriors who fought them. Hundreds of photographic images accompanying the chapters are filled with informative descriptions regarding physical properties, history, origin of the items, and the stories behind them. This definitive work will provide a valuable resource for military researchers and historians, as well as an aesthetically stunning photographic essay to compliment any collection or library.

The Story Of The Little Big Horn Custer s Last Fight

ILLUSTRATIONS Sitting Bull, the Hunkpapá Sioux medicine-man, the leader of the hostile Sioux in 1876 “Mitch” Bouyer, a half-breed Crow and Custer's chief of Indian scouts A Seventh Cavalry group, taken during a hunting party in 1875 A ...

Author: Lt.-Col. W. A. Graham

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786253040

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

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First published in 1926 and respected ever since for its measured view of the most famous battle in the American West, The Story of the Little Big Horn asks questions that are still being debated. What were the causes of the debacle that wiped out Custer’s command? Was it due to lack of a definite battle plan? To lack of correct information about the number, organization, and equipment of the Indians? To Custer’s hot-headedness and thirst for glory? To Reno’s alleged cowardice? To Benteen’s delay in providing reinforcement? In his factual but dramatic account, W. A. Graham suggests that an awesome concatenation of attitudes and circumstances ensured the defeat of the Seventh Cavalry. On that Sunday in June 1876, the Indians were simply better (though not braver) soldiers.-Print ed.