A Good Year to Die

A Good Year to Die

The Story of the Great Sioux War

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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the Great Sioux War of 1876, covering such areas as the initial attempts to restrict the Sioux to federal agencies, the Custer fight at Little Big Horn, and the death of chief Crazy Horse. 15,000 first printing.

Book News
Much of this dramatic narrative of the federal government's final campaign to crush the Cheyenne and the Sioux is based on firsthand accounts of the participants, diaries and letters of soldiers, and the oral histories of many of the Indians who fought them. It focuses on the year 1876 and the battleground of the Black Hills overlapping South Dakota and Wyoming. By the time the campaign had ended the US had achieved its aims but the casualties were huge: Custer and his troops were massacred at the Little Bighorn; Gen. George Crook met with near-disaster at Rosebud; the Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse was dead. Meanwhile Sitting Bull and his band had been driven to Canada, and the military power of the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne was broken. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
It was 1876, The Black Hills, which overlap the boundary between South Dakota and Wyoming, had become the last important battleground of a tragic war against the Indians.
The Indians were to be trapped in a three-pronged attack by General Crook, General Terry, and Colonel Custer, but the rugged country - where the temperature could often dip thirty to forty degrees in just a few hours - thwarted almost every foray.
By the time the campaign had ended, the army had suffered several major reversals: Custer and his troops were massacred at the Little Bighorn and General George Crook met with near-disaster at the Rosebud; the brilliant Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse was dead; Sitting Bull and his band had been driven to Canada; and the military power of the Sioux and the Northern Cheyennes was broken. The government achieved its aims, but the casualties both sides had suffered made these wars the most unnecessary ever fought between the federal government and the Indians.
Much of the dramatic narrative is based on first-hand accounts of the participants, diaries and letters of American soldiers, and the oral histories of many of the Indians who fought them.

Baker
& Taylor

Recounts the government's war against the Sioux in 1876, when their victory at Little Big Horn led Washington to commit to a war of attrition that the Indians could not win

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1995
ISBN: 9780679430254
0679430253
Branch Call Number: 973.82 ROB
Characteristics: xxxi, 412 p. ; ill., maps & plates. 24 cm

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