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Author Buchholtz, Debra.
Title The battle of the Greasy Grass / Little Bighorn : Custer's last stand in memory, history, and popular culture / Debra Buchholtz.
Published New York : Routledge, c2012.
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 Floor2  E83.876 .B93 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description x, 220 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series Critical moments in American history
Critical moments in American history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-214) and index.
Contents Road to War -- Battle of the Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn -- Aftermath -- Reverberations -- The Battle in Memory and History.
Summary "In June of 1876, the U.S. government's plan to pressure the Lakota and Cheyenne people onto reservations came to a dramatic and violent end with a battle that would become enshrined in American memory. In the eyes of many Americans at the time, the Battle of Little Bighorn represented a symbolic struggle between the civilized and the savage. Known as the Battle of the Greasy Grass to the Lakota, the Battle of Little Bighorn to the people who suppressed them, and as Custer's Last Stand in the annals of popular culture, the event continues to captivate students of American history. In The Battle of Little Bighorn, Debra Buchholtz narrates the history of the battle and critically examines the legacy it has left. Through government documents, newspaper articles, and eyewitness accounts, Buchholtz situates the material and symbolic impact of the battle at the time. Using popular film and cultural references, she investigates the ways in which the wake of the event continues to shape the way students understand indigenous peoples, the Wild West, and the history of America."--Publisher's website.
Subject Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876.
Cheyenne Indians -- Wars, 1876.
Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1876.
Indians in popular culture.
Indians of North America -- Public opinion.
Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876 -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- United States.
ISBN 0415895588 (alk. paper)
9780415895583 (alk. paper)
9780415895590 (alk. paper)
0415895596 (alk. paper)
9780203116784 (alk. paper)
020311678X (alk. paper)
OCLC number 731925012