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The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Aug 01, 11

it was amazing
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Read in June, 2010

This is a new look at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where Custer met his death and Sitting Bull began his last stand against the white man's encroachment of his people's land. He fought desperately against the government's "final solution" for the Indians...the reservations system. It is easy to read with several sections of pictures. The author tries to give a balanced view of both Custer and Sitting Bull. He recreates the final battle of Custer through the words of the Indians since there were no soldiers who survived. The story isn't just about Custer and Sitting Bull. Philbrick gives a lot of detail about secondary figures in this saga, such as Marcus Reno, Frederick Benteen and Peter Thompson. The delineation of these characters makes the whole story more interesting. If you like American history, Indian history, or biographies, then you will enjoy this book. There is a huge bibliography given if you wish to do additional reading or research.
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