Paul L. Hedren's After Custer: Loss and Transformation in Sioux Country PDF

By Paul L. Hedren

Between 1876 and 1877, the U.S. military battled Lakota Sioux and northerly Cheyenne Indians in a sequence of vicious conflicts recognized this day because the nice Sioux battle. After the defeat of Custer on the Little large Horn in June 1876, the military replied to its gorgeous loss through pouring clean troops and assets into the warfare attempt. in any case, the U.S. military prevailed, yet at an important expense. during this exact contribution to American western historical past, Paul L. Hedren examines the war’s results at the tradition, atmosphere, and geography of the northern nice Plains, their local population, and the Anglo-American invaders.

As Hedren explains, U.S. army keep an eye on of the northern plains following the good Sioux struggle accredited the Northern Pacific Railroad to increase westward from the Missouri River. the hot transcontinental line introduced conceal hunters who distinctive the nice northern buffalo herds and finally destroyed them. A de-buffaloed prairie lured cattlemen, who in flip spawned their very own tradition. via compelled give up in their lands and lifeways, Lakotas and northern Cheyennes now skilled much more rigidity and calamity than they'd persevered through the warfare itself. The victors, in the meantime, confronted a special set of demanding situations, between them offering defense for the railroad crews, disguise hunters, and cattlemen.

Hedren is the 1st pupil to envision the occasions of 1876–77 and their aftermath as a complete, making an allowance for relationships between army leaders, the development of forts, and the army’s efforts to memorialize the conflict and its sufferers. Woven into his narrative are the voices of these who witnessed such occasions because the burial of Custer, the laying of railroad music, or the surprising encompass of a buffalo herd. Their own tales lend either vibrancy and pathos to this tale of irreversible switch in Sioux Country.


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