Monday, June 21, 2010

Custer's Last Stand

Did you know that June 25th marks the anniversary of the Battle of Little Big Horn? Often referred to as Custer’s Last Stand, it is where George Custer and the 256 men under his command lost their lives in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Learn more from acclaimed historian Dee Brown in the book “Showdown at Little Big Horn”, including events through the eyes and ears of the participants from both sides. “They Died With Custer” by Douglas Scott is about the archaeological reclamation of the battlefield site of the Little Big Horn. A military archeologist (Scott), a forensic archeologist (Conner), and a forensics anthropologist (Willey) combined talents to preserve and identify the material evidence of the events that took place there after a wildfire stripped the scene of vegetation and exposed the site to erosive processes and human curiosity. There is also a new bestseller by Nathaniel Philbrick, “The Last Stand”. It looks at Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

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