Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

An Encyclopedia of the People, Places, Events, Indian Culture and Customs, Information Sources, Art and Films


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About the Book

Every aspect of the career of General George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn is covered here. The people around Custer and his native American counterparts are detailed, as are related military campaigns, battles, historical events, equipment and terminology. There are also entries on Plains Indian culture and customs, artists and artwork, movies and other subjects associated with the battle. Following the entries is a listing of suggested sources for further research.

About the Author(s)

The late Thom Hatch lived in Ellicott, Colorado. He served as a consultant and commentator for the History Channel and in 2005 received the prestigious Spur Award from the Western Writers of America.

Bibliographic Details

Thom Hatch

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 229
Bibliographic Info: photos, maps, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2001 [1997]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0964-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0846-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

List of Maps     viii
List of Illustrations     ix
Introduction     1
The Encyclopedia     3
Appendix: Custer Civil War Chronology and Battle Summary     193
Index     205

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Definitive”—American History
  • “A nicely illustrated encyclopedia”—C&RL News
  • “Summarizes previous scholarly research as well as popular movies, fiction, and art”—ARBA
  • “Comprehensive”—Outside
  • “Meticulously researched and clearly written”—The Tulsa (OK) World
  • “Highly recommended”—Janes Defence Weekly