Custer and the Great Controversy: The Origin and Development of a Legend

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Custer and the Great Controversy was the first book to focus on the origins of what has come to be called the Custer myth. The Battle of the Little Bighorn has always been wrapped in mystery and controversy because none of Custer's men survived to tell what happened, because press accounts circulated much misinformation and editors politicized the event, because popular writers repeated the errors of journalists, because a court of inquiry issued in bitter debate, and because Indian testimony was hard to gauge. This book, ...

Custer and the Great Controversy: The Origin and Development of a Legend 1998, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803295612

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