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Thieves' road : the Black Hills betrayal and Custer's path to Little Bighorn, Terry Mort

Label
Thieves' road : the Black Hills betrayal and Custer's path to Little Bighorn
Title
Thieves' road
Title remainder
the Black Hills betrayal and Custer's path to Little Bighorn
Statement of responsibility
Terry Mort
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1874, Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer led an expedition of some 1000 troops and more than one hundred wagons into the Black Hills of South Dakota. This narrative history tells the little-known story of this exploratory mission and reveals how it set the stage for the climactic Battle of the Little Bighorn two years later. What is the significance of this obscure foray into the Black Hills? The short answer, as the author explains, is that Custer found gold. This discovery in the context of the worst economic depression the country had yet experienced spurred a gold rush that brought hordes of white prospectors to the Sioux's sacred grounds. The result was the trampling of an 1868 treaty that had granted the Black Hills to the Sioux and their inevitable retaliation against the white invasion. Mort brings the era of the Grant administration to life, with its "peace policy" of settling the Indians on reservations, corrupt federal Indian Bureau, Gilded Age excesses, the building of the western railroads, the white settlements that followed the tracks, the Crash of 1873, mining ventures, and the clash of white and Indian cultures with diametrically opposed values
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978.3/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F657.B6
LC item number
M67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Thieves' road : the Black Hills betrayal and Custer's path to Little Bighorn, Terry Mort
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-324) 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
War, taxes, debt, and the resultant lure of gold -- Gold in Montana, disaster in Wyoming -- The adversaries -- The Gilded Age -- Politics, philanthropy, and corruption -- The Northern Pacific Railroad -- Custer agonistes -- The Yellowstone Expedition -- The Yellowstone battles -- Anatomy of a crash -- Build-up -- Soldiers, scouts and scientists -- Alkali and comets, grass and stars -- In the moon of black cherries -- Homeward bound -- Invasion
Control code
ocn879915680
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781616149604
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014035457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)879915680
Label
Thieves' road : the Black Hills betrayal and Custer's path to Little Bighorn, Terry Mort
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-324) 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
War, taxes, debt, and the resultant lure of gold -- Gold in Montana, disaster in Wyoming -- The adversaries -- The Gilded Age -- Politics, philanthropy, and corruption -- The Northern Pacific Railroad -- Custer agonistes -- The Yellowstone Expedition -- The Yellowstone battles -- Anatomy of a crash -- Build-up -- Soldiers, scouts and scientists -- Alkali and comets, grass and stars -- In the moon of black cherries -- Homeward bound -- Invasion
Control code
ocn879915680
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781616149604
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014035457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)879915680

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