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The Last Stand

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick tells the tale of two larger-than-life figures: Sitting Bull and George Armstrong Custer.

In The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Big Horn, he gives an account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, which was, even in victory, the last stand for the Sioux and Cheyenne Indian nations. Within a few years, all the major tribal leaders would be confined to Indian reservations. It’s the archetypal story of the American West, one that continues to haunt our collective imagination.

Event: Nathaniel Philbrick will be reading and signing books
Thursday, May 13, at 7:30 pm
Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle
1972 Broadway, at 66th Street

Guests:

Nathaniel Philbrick

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Comments [3]

Mike C. from Tribeca

Sorry about the typo...

"Nothing else will reach the root of the case" wrote Sherman.

To Tom from Upper West Side -- of course the US won the War of 1812.

May. 13 2010 12:58 PM
Mike C. from Tribeca

General Nelson Miles took command of the US Army in the West after the massacre of Custer and his men at the Little Bighorn. Twenty-two years later, Miles led the US invasion of Cuba.

"We must act with vindictive earnestness against the Sioux, even to their extermination, men, women, and children. Nothing else will each the root of the case."

-- General William T,. Sherman writing to General Ulysses Grant in 1867

May. 13 2010 12:54 PM
Tom from Upper West Side

Are you really saying the U.S. "won" the War of 1812?

May. 13 2010 12:42 PM

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