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

By Joseph M. Marshall III
Read by Joseph M. Marshall III

8.28 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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The Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana in 1876 has become known as the quintessential clash of cultures between the Lakota Sioux and whites. The men who led the battle—Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Colonel George A. Custer—have become the stuff of legends, ingrained in the lore of the American West. Here award-winning Lakota historian Joseph M. Marshall III reveals the nuanced complexities that led up to and followed the battle, offering a revisionist view of what really happened. Until now, this account has been available only within the Lakota oral tradition. Providing fresh insight into the significance of that bloody day, The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn is required reading for anyone enthralled by the tale of the encounter that changed the scope of both America and the American landscape.

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Summary

Summary

The Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana in 1876 has become known as the quintessential clash of cultures between the Lakota Sioux and whites. The men who led the battle—Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Colonel George A. Custer—have become the stuff of legends, ingrained in the lore of the American West.

Here award-winning Lakota historian Joseph M. Marshall III reveals the nuanced complexities that led up to and followed the battle, offering a revisionist view of what really happened. Until now, this account has been available only within the Lakota oral tradition. Providing fresh insight into the significance of that bloody day, The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn is required reading for anyone enthralled by the tale of the encounter that changed the scope of both America and the American landscape.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Marshall’s thoughtful reflections and rich detail (much of it drawn from the oral stories of unidentified Lakota elders)…immerse the reader in the experience of a once free people wrestling with an uncertain destiny.” Publishers Weekly
“Marshall offers a thoughtful and enlightening alternative look at this iconic chapter in American history.” Booklist
“A profoundly loving and proudly tendentious view of a bloody battle and the fierce cultural warfare that ensued.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Joseph M. Marshall III

Joseph M. Marshall III was born and raised on the Rosebud Reservation and holds a PhD from the reservation university, which he helped to establish. The award-winning author of ten books, he has also contributed to various publications and written several screenplays. His first language is Lakota, he handcrafts primitive Lakota bows and arrows, and he is a specialist in wilderness survival. His work as a cultural and historical consultant can be seen and heard on Turner Network Television and the Dreamworks epic television miniseries “Into the West.” He has won an Audie® Award, Earphones Award, “Nammy” Award, and was named Best American Indian Fiction Writer by True West magazine in 2009.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English