By Brad D. Lookingbill
- An available and authoritative review of the scholarship that has formed our figuring out of 1 of the main iconic battles within the background of the yank West
- Combines contributions from an array of revered students, historians, and battlefield scientists
- Outlines the political and cultural stipulations that laid the basis for the Centennial crusade and examines how George Armstrong Custer grew to become its figurehead
- Provides an in depth research of the conflict maneuverings at Little Bighorn, paying designated consciousness to Indian testimony from the battlefield
- Concludes with a bit studying how the conflict of Little Bighorn has been mythologized and its pervading impression on American culture
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Extra resources for A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign
Oglala warrior societies were Crow Owners (kangi yuha), Badgers (ixoka), Kit Foxes (tokala), Brave Hearts (chante tinza), Plain Lance Owners (sotka yuha), and Packs White (wicinska). Membership in the sotka yuha was a particular sign of bravery. Members of the society fastened themselves to the ground in front of the enemy with a lance, preventing them from escaping. Each society had its own special garment, and warriors painted their skin with symbols of their society. Members of Kit Foxes, for example, used a headdress made of wolf skin.
Marquis. I have relied on his work 36 leo killsback on numerous occasions and commend his approach to simply act as the recorder, organizer, and editor of his informants’ stories. Few scholars utilize the same approach. Unfortunately, Marquis’s work has not received as much appreciation as others. I anticipate that this trend will change.
Walker, Lakota Society (1982) and Clark Wissler, “Societies and Ceremonial Associations in the Oglala Division of the Teton‐Dakota” (1912). Valuable information on Lakota culture is also t h e l a k o ta s i o u x 21 in Teton Dakota: Ethnology and History (1937) by John C. Ewers. A good source that includes terms on kinship and descriptions of social life can be found in Waterlily (1988), Ella C. Deloria’s famous novel. Important works for understanding Lakota society, culture, and kinship are the memoirs of Luther Standing Bear, My People the Sioux (1975) and Land of the Spotted Eagle (1978), Royal B.
A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign by Brad D. Lookingbill