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Custer's Fall: The Native American Side of the Story

By David Humphreys Miller

Published May 1, 1992

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In 1935, David Miller began to gather the stories of 72 elderly Native American participants in the Battle of the Little Bighorn. This work is the result of his exhaustive, 22-year research--a superb oral history told from the perspective of the the warriors who won the battle, but lost the war.

Reviews:

By DragonLady58 on April 14, 2013


The author started gathering these stories not that long after the battle. They are wonderful stories, although sad, about the battle and the people who were there. One thing I have found in reading about the battle of the Little Bighorn is that the indian side of the battle is largely passed off as being incorrect. This book explains in a very good way why that is.

He relates the stories in context and gives the indian side a much needed airing. Having read a lot on the subject the last month or so, after visiting the battlefield, I was happy to come across this book. I wish that he had been able to put more of each interview in the book, and maybe some day someone can do that. I would love to hear it in the words of the indian telling the story.

Excellent read, would recommend it to any one who truly wants to understand the battle and why things happened the way they did.