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Author Hedren, Paul L

Title After Custer : loss and transformation in Sioux country / Paul L. Hedren

Publ Info Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  E99.D1 H44 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xviii, 254 pages : maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-242) and index
Contents A good year to die? -- Sheridan and Sherman explore Sioux country -- New forts and a new mission -- The army and the Northern Pacific Railroad -- "The buffaloes are gone?" -- The beef bonanza -- Cycles of despair and death -- Sacred ground
Note Hedren is the first scholar to examine the events of 1876-77 and their aftermath as a whole, taking into account relationships among military leaders, the building of forts, and the army's efforts to memorialize the war and its victims. Woven into his narrative are the voices of those who witnessed such events as the burial of Custer, the laying of railroad track, or the sudden surround of a buffalo herd. Their personal testimonies lend both vibrancy and pathos to this story of irreversible change in Sioux Country
LC subject Dakota Indians -- History -- 19th century
Cheyenne Indians -- History -- 19th century
Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1876 -- Influence
Cheyenne Indians -- Wars, 1876 -- Influence
United States. Army. Cavalry -- History -- 19th century
United States. Army. Infantry -- History -- 19th century
Dakota Indians -- Government relations
Cheyenne Indians -- Government relations
Great Plains -- Historical geography
Alt Title Loss and transformation in Sioux country
ISBN 9780806142166 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0806142162 (hardcover : alk. paper)