Reports From the Field, 1876-1877
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America’s largest Indian War, the clash between U.S. forces and Sioux Indians captured the imagination of the American public, which relied upon the dispatches of war correspondents in the field. In Sioux War Dispatches: Reports from the Field, 1876-1877, Marc H. Abrams tells the story of this brief but important conflict, primarily through the writings of contemporary newspaper correspondents, both civilian and military.
These rare firsthand accounts begin with the Black Hills dilemma and the issue of the unceded territory (the disputed lands that were adjacent to the Great Sioux Reservation) and continue through to the spring of 1877 with the surrender of the legendary Sioux leader, Crazy Horse. Along the way it covers the Reynolds battle, the skirmish at Tongue River Heights, the battle of the Rosebud, the fabled battle of the Little Big Horn, the skirmish at Warbonnet Creek, the fight at Slim Buttes, and much more. In addition to numerous annotated excerpts from those who were there, are rare original dispatches, reprinted in full, that take us on a wild ride through several battles.
Sioux War Dispatches presents a watershed conflict from a unique new vantage point.
Hardcover Book : 448 pages
Publisher: Westholme Publishing ( May 11, 2012 )
Item #: 13-601267
Product Dimensions: 7.0 x 10.0 inches
Product Weight: 35.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I really enjoyed this book it is news paper reports from the time of the Indian wars ---I thought it was good reading