Archaeology, History, and Custer's Last Battle: The Little Big Horn Reexamined
On the afternoon of June 25, 1867, an overwhelming force of Sioux and Cheyenne Indians quickly mounted a savage onslaught against General George Armstrong Custer’s battalion, driving the doomed troopers of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry to a small hill overlooking the Little Bighorn River, where Custer and his men bravely erected their heroic last stand.
So goes the myth of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, a myth perpetuated and reinforced for over 100 years. In truth, however, "Custer’s Last Stand" was neither the last of the fighting nor a stand.
Using innovative and standard archaeological techniques, combined with historical documents and Indian eyewitness accounts, Richard Allan Fox, Jr. vividly replays this battle in astonishing detail. Through bullets, spent cartridges, and other material data, Fox identifies combat positions and tracks soldiers and Indians across the Battlefield. Guided by the history beneath our feet, and listening to the previously ignored Indian testimonies, Fox reveals scenes of panic and collapse and, ultimately, a story of the Custer battle quite different from the fatalistic versions of history. According to the author, the five companies of the Seventh Cavalry entered the fray in good order, following planned strategies and displaying tactical stability. It was the sudden disintegration of this cohesion that caused the troopers’ defeat. The end came quickly, unexpectedly, and largely amid terror and disarray. Archaeological evidences show that there was no determined fighting and little firearm resistance. The last soldiers to be killed had rushed from Custer Hill.
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Review: Archaeology, History, and Custer s Last Battle: The Little Big Horn ReexaminedUser Review - Charlie Brown - Goodreads
I got two books on the Little Bighorn fight because I knew that, as the result of a grass fire, the battle field had been examined by archeologists in 1984 and 1985 using metal detectors and modern ... Read full review
Review: Archaeology, History, and Custer s Last Battle: The Little Big Horn ReexaminedUser Review - Mike Kershaw - Goodreads
Great book that led me to restudy the Little Bighorn Battle. This book is full of technical detail but brings together the recent (1990s) archaeology of the battlefield and the doctrinal history of cavalry employment into a compelling reexamination of our nations most written about battle. Read full review
Archaeology and Objectives
About This Book
Glances Forward and Back
Part Two Archaeology
Models Methods and Patterns
Fieldwork Burials and Distributions
Custer Battlefield Archaeology
The Custer Hill Episode
The South Skirmish Line Episode
Causes and Factors
Prefatory and Immediate Causes
Part Five Fate Blame and Strategy
Fate versus Choice
Part Three History and Archaeology
The Calhoun Episode
The Keogh Episode
The Cemetery Ridge Episode
The Whereabouts of Custer
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Selected, Annotated Bibliography For The Battle Of Many Names
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Books and Writers - General George Armstrong Custer
Cavalry commander in the American West. Killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn in June 1876 when the Sioux overhwhelmed 264 cavalrymen
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BOOKS - BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN/CUSTER. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, by Mark L. Gardner, photography by Bruce Dale. An effective overview ...
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