A companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign / edited by Brad D. Lookingbill.
Contributor(s): Lookingbill, Brad D [editor.].Material type: BookSeries: Wiley-Blackwell companions to American history: Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781119071884; 1119071887; 9781119071877; 1119071879; 9781119071839; 1119071836; 9781119129738; 1119129737.Subject(s): Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876 | Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876 | Little Bighorn, Battle of the (Montana : 1876) | Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876 | Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Mont.) | Montana | Montana -- Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument | HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General | 1876Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign.DDC classification: 973.8/2092 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Part I. The Indians of the Northern Plains -- Part II. The US army in the Western territories -- Part III. The making of George Armstrong custer -- Part IV. Into the valley -- Part V. The last stand of myth and memory.
An accessible and authoritative overview of the scholarship that has shaped our understanding of one of the most iconic battles in the history of the American West.-Combines contributions from an array of respected scholars, historians, and battlefield scientists.-Outlines the political and cultural conditions that laid the foundation for the Centennial Campaign and examines how George Armstrong Custer became its figurehead.-Provides a detailed analysis of the battle maneuverings at Little Bighorn, paying special attention to Indian testimony from the battlefield.-Concludes with a section examining how the Battle of Little Bighorn has been mythologized and its pervading influence on American culture.