Custer Cody And Grand Duke Alexis

Author : Douglas D. Scott
ISBN : 9780806148892
Genre : History
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On a chilly January morning in 1872, a special visitor arrived by train in North Platte, Nebraska. Grand Duke Alexis of Russia had already seen the cities and sights of the East—New York, Washington, and Niagara Falls—and now the young nobleman was about to enjoy a western adventure: a grand buffalo hunt. His host would be General Philip Sheridan, and the excursion would include several of the West’s most iconic characters: George Armstrong Custer, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Spotted Tail of the Brulé Sioux. The Royal Buffalo Hunt, as this event is now called, has become a staple of western lore. Yet incorrect information and misconceptions about the excursion have prevented a clear understanding of what really took place. In this fascinating book, Douglas D. Scott, Peter Bleed, and Stephen Damm combine archaeological and historical research to offer an expansive and accurate portrayal of this singular diplomatic event. The authors focus their investigation on the Red Willow Creek encampment site, now named Camp Alexis, the party’s only stopping place along the hunt trail that can be located with certainty. In addition to physical artifacts, the authors examine a plethora of primary accounts—such as railroad timetables, invitations to balls and dinners, even sheet music commemorating the visit—to supplement the archaeological evidence. They also reference documents from the Russian State Archives previously unavailable to researchers, as well as recently discovered photographs that show the layout and organization of the camp. Weaving all these elements together, their account constitutes a valuable product of the interdisciplinary approach known as microhistory.
Category: History

The Great Plains Guide To Buffalo Bill

Author : Jeff Barnes
ISBN : 9780811759113
Genre : History
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Guide to residences, forts, battlefields, and other sites that interpret Buffalo Bill's life on the Great Plains.
Category: History

Alexis In America

Author : Lee A. Farrow
ISBN : 9780807158418
Genre : History
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In the autumn of 1871, Alexis Romanov, the fourth son of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, set sail from his homeland for an extended journey through the United States and Canada. A major milestone in U.S.-Russia relations, the tour also served Duke Alexis's family by helping to extricate him from an unsuitable romantic entanglement with the daughter of a poet. Alexis in America recounts the duke's progress through the major American cities, detailing his meetings with celebrated figures such as Samuel Morse and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and describing the national self-reflection that his presence spurred in the American people. The first Russian royal ever to visit the United States, Alexis received a tour through post-Civil War America that emphasized the nation's cultural unity. While the enthusiastic American media breathlessly reported every detail of his itinerary and entourage, Alexis visited Niagara Falls, participated in a bison hunt with Buffalo Bill Cody, and attended the Krewe of Rex's first Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. As word of the royal visitor spread, the public flocked to train depots and events across the nation to catch a glimpse of the grand duke. Some speculated that Russia and America were considering a formal alliance, while others surmised that he had come to the United States to find a bride. The tour was not without incident: many city officials balked at spending public funds on Alexis's reception, and there were rumors of an assassination plot by Polish nationals in New York City. More broadly, the visit highlighted problems on the national level, such as political corruption and persistent racism, as well as the emerging cultural and political power of ethnic minorities and the continuing sectionalism between the North and the South. Lee Farrow joins her examination of these cultural underpinnings to a lively narrative of the grand duke's tour, creating an engaging record of a unique moment in international relations.
Category: History


Author : Larry McMurtry
ISBN : 9781451626209
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A portrait of the nineteenth-century cavalry commander traces his rise from an unpromising West Point graduate to a distinguished military leader, covering his complicated marriage, mythologized defeat at Little Big Horn, and enduring legacy.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hero Of Beecher Island

Author : David Dixon
ISBN : UOM:39015032317813
Genre : Beecher Island, Battle of, 1868
File Size : 71.47 MB
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Therefore, while this biography chronicles the life and military career of a remarkable soldier, it also provides fresh insight into the role that the United States Army played during the post-Civil War period.
Category: Beecher Island, Battle of, 1868

Buffalo Bill S America

Author : Louis S. Warren
ISBN : UVA:X004905802
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Explores the life and times of the colorful Pony Express rider, trapper, Civil War soldier, professional buffalo hunter, Indian fighter, cavalry scout, actor, and dime-novel hero within the social and cultural context of his era.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Princess Monahsetah

Author : Gail Kelly-Custer
ISBN : WISC:89096074653
Genre : Cheyenne Indians
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Monahsetah and Josiah Custer, A.K.A. Yellow Hair, comes to life for the first time in print, in this absorbing page turner. Gail Custer propels the reader through the triumphs and losses, of her ancestors.
Category: Cheyenne Indians

Custer And The Cheyenne

Author : Louis Kraft
ISBN : WISC:89069665586
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 88.34 MB
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Custer And The Battle Of The Little Bighorn

Author : Thom Hatch
ISBN : 0786401540
Genre : Reference
File Size : 33.30 MB
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Every aspect of the career of General George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn is covered here. The people around Custer and his native American counterparts are detailed, as are related military campaigns, battles, historical events, equipment and terminology. There are also entries on Plains Indian culture and customs, artists and artwork, movies and other subjects associated with the battle. Following the entries is a listing of suggested sources for further research.
Category: Reference