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By Mari Sandoz

Mari Sandoz's account of the conflict within which common George Armstrong Custer staked his life—and lost—reveals on each web page the author's intimate wisdom of her topic. the nature of the Sioux, the character of Custer, the combined feelings of Custer's males, the Plains landscape—all emerge with such readability that the reader is transported in time to that spring of 1876, while the military of the Plains begun its fateful march towards the Yellowstone. The historical past of the tragedy is right here: the background of undesirable blood and damaged treaties among the Sioux kingdom and the USA, the underlying cause of Custer's excursion and for the convocation of Indians at the Little Bighorn that exact 12 months. The author's research of Custer's factors and political goals sheds new mild on an outdated secret and should be hotly disputed by way of the general's admirers.

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