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Custer's Last Stand,
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This review is from: The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Big Horn (Hardcover)
Everone has heard of Custer's Last Stand.
How the golden haired cavalry leader fought a massive hoard of savages and died bravely for his country. Or alternatively how a rather dim soldier acted as the pawn of a genocidal government bent on the racial cleansing of their country by exterminating its original owners. One was the view of the traditional western, but Soldier Blue changed all that.
Philbrick gives neither extreme view, presenting the bravery and savagery of each side and tells a fascinating story well.
Oddly enough, while the rest of the campaign is well documented, there is no authentic history of Custer's death and whether ther even was a last stand.
I was probably on the side of the native Americans for most of the story: read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee for what happened next.