A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign by Brad D. Lookingbill

By Brad D. Lookingbill

  • An available and authoritative review of the scholarship that has formed our knowing of 1 of the main iconic battles within the background of the yankee West
  • Combines contributions from an array of revered students, historians, and battlefield scientists
  • Outlines the political and cultural stipulations that laid the root for the Centennial crusade and examines how George Armstrong Custer turned its figurehead
  • Provides a close research of the conflict maneuverings at Little Bighorn, paying particular realization to Indian testimony from the battlefield
  • Concludes with a bit analyzing how the conflict of Little Bighorn has been mythologized and its pervading impression on American culture

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Each society had its own special garment, and warriors painted their skin with symbols of their society. Members of Kit Foxes, for example, used a headdress made of wolf skin. Around their neck they wore a fox skin with the head on the front and the tail in the back. They also had an otter skin headband with a coyote jawbone painted blue or red. Crow Owners carried a stuffed crow around their neck. New warrior societies were created regularly. The most famous of these “new” societies is the Hunkpapa Silent Eaters (ainila wotapi).

Lakhóta is spoken by the western branch of the Sioux, the Lakotas (lakhota). The Lakotas are also known by the name Teton, coming from the Lakota word thithunwan (“dwellers on the plains”). The Lakotas are divided into seven tribes (oyate), the Oglalas, Hunkpapas, Minneconjous, Brulés, Two Kettles, Sans Arcs, and Black Feet (DeMallie 2001a, 718–722). By 1825, the Lakotas had occupied an area ranging from the Missouri River west to the Black Hills, and from the southern parts of North Dakota to south of the Platte River in Nebraska.

Although the Army was better equipped and more strongly manned, it was unable to give the final blow. Both parties suffered minor losses. The continuous fighting nevertheless weakened the Lakotas, because the Army destroyed many winter camps, driving the Indians into freezing weather without food or supplies. Hunting was unsuccessful during the harsh winter, leaving several families demoralized and malnourished. 30 r a n i ‐ h e n r i k a n d e r ss o n Gradually small groups of Lakotas surrendered, and in the spring of 1877 Crazy Horse gave up fighting.

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