Battle of the Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn Custer's Last Stand in Memory, History, and Popular Culture

ISBN-10: 0415895596

ISBN-13: 9780415895590

Edition: 2013

Authors: Debra Buchholtz
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Description: In June of 1876, the U.S. government’s plan to pressure the Lakota and Cheyenne people onto reservations came to a dramatic and violent end with a battle that would become enshrined in American memory. In the eyes of many Americans at the time, the Battle of Little Bighorn represented a symbolic struggle between the civilized and the savage. Known as the Battle of the Greasy Grass to the Lakota, the Battle of Little Bighorn to the people who suppressed them, and as Custer’s Last Stand in the annals of popular culture, the event continues to captivate students of American history. In The Battle of Little Bighorn, Debra Buchholtz narrates the history of the battle and critically examines the legacy it has left. Through government documents, newspaper articles, and eyewitness accounts, Buchholtz situates the material and symbolic impact of the battle at the time. Using popular film and cultural references, she investigates the ways in which the wake of the event continues to shape the way students understand indigenous peoples, the Wild West, and the history of America.

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List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Series Introduction
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Timeline
Road to War
Battle of the Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn
Aftermath
Reverberations
The Battle in Memory and History
Documents
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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