Archaeological Insights Into The Custer Battle

Author : Douglas D. Scott
ISBN : 0806120657
Genre : History
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In August, 1983, a grassfire raged up Deep Ravine and across the dry, grass-covered battlefield where, in 1876, men of the Seventh U.S. Cavalry under George Armstrong Custer had fought and died at the hands of a Sioux and Cheyenne force led by Sitting Bull. The removal of the normally dense ground cover revealed enough evidence to suggest that an archaeological survey would be fruitful and perhaps could address some unanswered questions about the battle. Describing archaeological investigations during the first year (1984) of a two-year survey, this book offers a detailed analysis of the physical evidence remaining after the battle. Precise information regarding the locations of artifacts and painstaking analyses of the artifacts themselves have uncovered much new information about the guns used in the battle by the victorious Indian warriors. Not only have the types of guns been identified, but through the use of archaeological and criminal-investigative techniques the actual numbers of firearms can now be estimated. This analysis of the battlefield, which represents a significant advance in methodology, shows that the two forces left artifacts in what can be defined as "combatant patterns." What did happen after Custer’s trumpeter, John Martin-dispatched with an order for Captain Benteen to "be quick"-turned and saw the doomed battalion for the last time? Written to satisfy both professional and layman, this book is a vital complement to the historical record.
Category: History

Chronicles Of Oklahoma

Author : James Shannon Buchanan
ISBN : UVA:X006175217
Genre : Oklahoma
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Category: Oklahoma

Custer

Author : Jeffry D. Wert
ISBN : UOM:39015037445890
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A noted Civil War historian draws on previously overlooked documents, including personal letters of Custer and his contemporaries, to probe the puzzles that have continued to mark the legendary general's life and career. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Journal Of The West

Author : Lorrin L. Morrison
ISBN : UVA:X001773772
Genre : Pacific Coast
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Category: Pacific Coast

1876 Facts About Custer And The Battle Of The Little Big Horn

Author : Jerry L. Russell
ISBN : 1882810341
Genre : History
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Compiles little-known facts, anecdotes, and myths about the battle at Little Bighorn between Sioux, Cheyenne, and U.S. Calvary forces, arranged into categories including men, battle, and battlefield.
Category: History

Michigan History

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ISBN : UOM:39015071220910
Genre : Michigan
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Category: Michigan