The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History

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Even in today’s history books, Custer is presented heroically. Only now is this story being rewritten. Here, award-winning Lakota historian Joseph M. Marshall III reveals a view of the battle that has been available only in the Lakota oral tradition.

Available in paperback only.  The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History, by Joseph M. Marshall III.  2007, 262 pages

The 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn, or “Custer’s last stand,” as it is also known, captured the American imagination. In the press coverage of the time and even in today’s history books, Custer is presented heroically. Only now is this story being rewritten. Here, award-winning Lakota historian Joseph M. Marshall III reveals a view of the battle that has been available only in the Lakota oral tradition.

Marshall explores the nuances and complexities that led up to and followed the battle. He examines the significance of the battle, illuminating why and how the Lakota fought so fiercely, even as they acknowledged the inevitability of change. And finally, he considers the consequences of the battle as part of the tragic fight that changed the scope of both America and the American landscape.

Joseph M. Marshall III, an acclaimed historian and storyteller, is the author of six previous books, including The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History and The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living, which was a finalist for the PEN Center USA West Award in 2002. Marshall was an actor in and consultant and narrator for TNT’s award-winning 2005 mini-series Into the West. A recipient of the Wyoming Humanities Award, Marshall was raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and his first language is Lakota.

Publisher: Penguin Books
Culture Group: Lakota