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read Lakota Noon The Indian Narrative of Custer's Defeat epub ☆ Paperback ☆ In Lakota Noon the Indian participants of the Battle of the Little Bighorn tell their own story of that hot day in June 1876 The author's innovative approach allows readers to follow the warriors onto the battlefield and see theDers to follow the warriors onto the battlefield and see the fight through their eye An essential part of the LBH jigsaw which must be read by anyone who wants to understand what happened on that fateful June day in 1876 These after all are the only accounts by participants An essential text

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In Lakota Noon the Indian participants of the Battle of the Little Bighorn tell thei Having read a plethora of Custer books from the original Kick the Dead Lion and Custer's Luck to a variety of recent offerings I find Michno's book refreshing and original This is a book devoted almost entirely to the Native American point of view of the LBH battle Having some personal experience with the LBH story as well having walkedridden the battlefield several times it is clear to me that Michno does a good job of bringing the events and SiouxCheyenne accounts into perspective with the traditional accounts of the whites He is able to take into account and realistically balance the often gray areas of memory and statements of events from both sides that took place almost 150 years ago

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Lakota Noon The Indian Narrative of Custer's DefeatR own story of that hot day in June 1876 The author's innovative approach allows rea From many standpoints I enjoyed this book It is a much balanced approached to the last stand of Custer than others I have read I also like that the author brings in many cultural and contextual aspects of that moment in history It is fascinating to see how his approach in this brings a centering to that history Custer is neither the arrogant egoist that didn't listen to his scouts nor some kind of gallant betrayed hero fighting against overwhelming odds Additionally this book lends real depth and shape to the amazing victory that the combined village of American Indians were able to achieve against Custer and his troopsThe approach of the author is novel in that he uses a chronological separation in 10 minute chunks for each of the Indian participants The author also uses wide and varied sources and discusses the discrepancies between original source material The presentation of individual narratives is such that the reader can read all of one individual's remembrances from beginning to end or read all the remembrances for a time frame After each timeframe the author stops to synopsis and delve into any contradictions This is the first work of its kind that focus on making sense of the tribal view of this history It has fascinating tidbits about some of my childhood favorites like Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull As well as the early years and formation of Black Elk In many of the overviews and histories about Little Big Horn the diversity of the nations gathered there at the river is glossed over There were mainly Lakota and Cheyenne but even the Lakota were not from just one tribe the gathering included Hunkpapa Minneconjou Oglala Two kettle Sans Arc and the Brulé who were a sub unit of the Dakota Tetons There were also some unfortunate Arapaho youths who had actually just stopped by for the parties the night before and became embroiled in the battle This is a great book for historians ethnographical linguist social anthropologist and just anyone who would like a better understanding of the past and how that created the present