It Is a Good Day to Die: Indian Eyewitnesses Tell the Story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
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It Is a Good Day to Die: Indian Eyewitnesses Tell the Story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

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"I am an old man, and soon my spirit must leave this earth to join the spirit of my fathers. Therefore, I shall speak only the truth in telling what I know of the fight on the Little Bighorn River where General Custer was killed. Curly, who was with us, will tell you that I do not lie."So spoke White Man Runs Him, a Crow Indian who with five other Crow warriors had served...more
Paperback, 101 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Bison Books (first published June 1st 1998)
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This is a collection of firsthand accounts of the Indians who were at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The events of the battle are related, but the part I found interesting was the way the Indians felt about fighting. They dressed up so that when they died they will look good for the Great Spirit, they went to battle expecting to die.
This would be a great book to use when studying the battle of the Little Bighorn or the population of the Western part of the United States. It puts a different s...more
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Dr. Herman J. Viola is a curator emeritus at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. A specialist on the history of the American West, he served as director of the Museum's National Anthropological Archives in addition to organizing two major exhibitions for the Smithsonian. "Magnificent Voyagers" told the story of the United State Exploring Expedition of 1838-42, and "Seeds of Chang...more
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