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Title:
Last stand at Little Big Horn
Author:
Stekler, Paul Jeffrey.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : WGBH Boston Video, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 58 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Examines the Battle of Little Big Horn, also known as Custer's Last Stand, from the perspective of the Lakota, Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow who lived on the Great Plains and from that of the white settlers who pushed west across the continent.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally broadcast as a segment The American experience in 1992.

Special features: access to the American experience web site.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Added Uniform Title:
American experience (Television program)
ISBN:
9781593751715
UPC:
783421261891
Format :
DVD

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This episode of The American Experience investigates an event that has become American folklore. By carefully considering the evidence available from both white and Native American accounts, the video reaches conclusions that are more complex than those commonly held. Custer emerges not as a fool, or a hero, but a competent commander who simply got more than he could handle. The loss of Custer's command was a national embarrassment and led to obfuscation that over time became accepted as fact. Anyone with an interest in the history of the American West, especially relations with Native peoples, will find this of value. Its sober tone and careful research certainly make it appropriate for use in the college classroom. Last Stand at Little Big Horn also won an Emmy award. ~ Rob Ferrier, Rovi