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It is a good day to die : Indian eyewitnesses tell the story of the battle of the Little Bighorn / [utgivare:] Herman J. Viola

Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York Crown cop. 1998Edition: 1. ed.Description: 101 s. ill.ISBN: 0517709139; 0-517-70912-0.Contained works: Viola, Herman J.Subject(s): USA | Nya tiden | Förenta staterna | 1865-1914 | Nordamerika | Indianer | HistoriaOther classification: uKqat | Kqat.47
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;;;;;;;; I was not sorry at all. I was a happy boy. Those white men had come to<br>kill our mothers and fathers and us, and it was our country (Black Elk, Oglala<br>Sioux). Known to generations of white Americans as Custer's Last Stand or the<br>Battle of Little Bighorn, it was, to the Plains Indians, the Battle of the<br>Greasy Grass--a great, if short-lived victory against the whites who would soon<br>overrun their country and destroy their way of life. Now, for the first time in<br>a book for children, the story of the Greasy Grass battle is told from the<br>Indian point of view, in a series of dramatic eyewitness vignettes. Assembled<br>from the recollections of twelve Indian participants in the battle, the book is<br>divided into thirty brief chapters that, together, create a compelling<br>narrative of the battle and the events that preceded it: Sitting Bull's vision<br>of white soldiers falling into his camp like grasshoppers, Custer's impetuous<br>advance and attack, and finally, his dramatic defeat. An introduction and<br>epilogue provide the historical context and a chronology, bibliographic note, <br>maps, and more than a dozen archival photographs make this an outstanding<br>curriculum item. The voices assembled here create a dramatic memorial to a<br>fabled event in the history of the American West.

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