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The Resource A good year to die : the story of the great Sioux War, Charles M. Robinson III

A good year to die : the story of the great Sioux War, Charles M. Robinson III

Label
A good year to die : the story of the great Sioux War
Title
A good year to die
Title remainder
the story of the great Sioux War
Statement of responsibility
Charles M. Robinson III
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • It was 1876, The Black Hills, which overlap the boundary between South Dakota and Wyoming, had become the last important battleground of a tragic war against the Indians. The Indians were to be trapped in a three-pronged attack by General Crook, General Terry, and Colonel Custer, but the rugged country - where the temperature could often dip thirty to forty degrees in just a few hours - thwarted almost every foray. By the time the campaign had ended, the army had suffered several major reversals: Custer and his troops were massacred at the Little Bighorn and General George Crook met with near-disaster at the Rosebud; the brilliant Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse was dead; Sitting Bull and his band had been driven to Canada; and the military power of the Sioux and the Northern Cheyennes was broken. The government achieved its aims, but the casualties both sides had suffered made these wars the most unnecessary ever fought between the federal government and the Indians
  • Much of the dramatic narrative is based on first-hand accounts of the participants, diaries and letters of American soldiers, and the oral histories of many of the Indians who fought them
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Charles M.
Dewey number
973.8/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E83.876
LC item number
.R63 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indian Wars (Dakota : 1876)
  • Black Hills War, 1876-1877
  • Dakota Indians
  • Dakota Indians
  • Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.)
  • Dakota Indians
  • Dakota Indians
  • United States
  • Sioux-Krieg (1876-1877)
Label
A good year to die : the story of the great Sioux War, Charles M. Robinson III
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0412/95007820.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Indians and the land -- Defeat and duplicity -- Black Hills fever -- The road to war -- The army takes the field -- Collision course -- "The soldiers are right here!" -- The Indians consolidate -- Blundering along the Yellowstone -- The march of the Dakota column -- Crook tries again -- The march to the Rosebud -- Crook defeated -- The "unknown quantity" -- Terry changes plans -- The trail to disaster -- The Little Bighorn -- Catastrophe on the ridges -- Valley of the dead -- "So different from the outcome we had hoped for" -- "Congress is ... willing to give us all we want" -- "First scalp for Custer" -- The long, terrible summer -- Bloody retribution at Slim Buttes -- Showdown at the agencies -- "The beginning of the end" -- The noose tightens -- The end for the Cheyennes -- Opportunity lost -- Wolf Mountain: Crazy Horse defeated -- Surrender -- Aftermath
Control code
ocm32130522
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxi, 412 p.
Isbn
9780679430254
Isbn Type
(hard cover)
Lccn
95007820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps :
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32130522
  • (OCoLC)32130522
Label
A good year to die : the story of the great Sioux War, Charles M. Robinson III
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0412/95007820.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Indians and the land -- Defeat and duplicity -- Black Hills fever -- The road to war -- The army takes the field -- Collision course -- "The soldiers are right here!" -- The Indians consolidate -- Blundering along the Yellowstone -- The march of the Dakota column -- Crook tries again -- The march to the Rosebud -- Crook defeated -- The "unknown quantity" -- Terry changes plans -- The trail to disaster -- The Little Bighorn -- Catastrophe on the ridges -- Valley of the dead -- "So different from the outcome we had hoped for" -- "Congress is ... willing to give us all we want" -- "First scalp for Custer" -- The long, terrible summer -- Bloody retribution at Slim Buttes -- Showdown at the agencies -- "The beginning of the end" -- The noose tightens -- The end for the Cheyennes -- Opportunity lost -- Wolf Mountain: Crazy Horse defeated -- Surrender -- Aftermath
Control code
ocm32130522
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxi, 412 p.
Isbn
9780679430254
Isbn Type
(hard cover)
Lccn
95007820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps :
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32130522
  • (OCoLC)32130522

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