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The Resource Thieves' road : the Black Hills betrayal and Custer's path to Little Bighorn, Terry Mort

Thieves' road : the Black Hills betrayal and Custer's path to Little Bighorn, Terry Mort

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Thieves' road : the Black Hills betrayal and Custer's path to Little Bighorn
Title
Thieves' road
Title remainder
the Black Hills betrayal and Custer's path to Little Bighorn
Statement of responsibility
Terry Mort
Title variation
Thieves road
Title variation remainder
the Black Hills betrayal and Custers path to Little Bighorn
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tells the little-known story of this exploratory mission and reveals how it set the stage for the climactic Battle of the Little Bighorn two years later. What is the significance of this obscure foray into the Black Hills? The short answer, as the author explains, is that Custer found gold. This discovery in the context of the worst economic depression the country had yet experienced spurred a gold rush that brought hordes of white prospectors to the Sioux's sacred grounds. The result was the trampling of an 1868 treaty that had granted the Black Hills to the Sioux and their inevitable retaliation against the white invasion
Summary
Offers a narrative history of George Armstrong Custer's 1874 exploratory expedition into the Black Hills of South Dakota, and how the obscure mission led to an influx of gold prospectors, the breech of the 1868 treaty of Fort Laramie, and Sioux retaliation
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10401296
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978.3/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F657.B6
LC item number
M67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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True
Target audience
adult
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the Black Hills betrayal and Custer's path to Little Bighorn
Label
Thieves' road : the Black Hills betrayal and Custer's path to Little Bighorn, Terry Mort
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War, taxes, debt, and the resultant lure of gold -- Gold in Montana, disaster in Wyoming -- The adversaries -- The Gilded Age -- Politics, philanthropy, and corruption -- The Northern Pacific Railroad -- Custer agonistes -- The Yellowstone Expedition -- The Yellowstone battles -- Anatomy of a crash -- Build-up -- Soldiers, scouts, and scientists -- Alkali and comets, grass and stars -- In the moon of black cherries -- Homeward bound -- Invasion
Control code
21049638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781616149611
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2014035457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781616149604
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn879915680
  • (OCoLC)879915680
Label
Thieves' road : the Black Hills betrayal and Custer's path to Little Bighorn, Terry Mort
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War, taxes, debt, and the resultant lure of gold -- Gold in Montana, disaster in Wyoming -- The adversaries -- The Gilded Age -- Politics, philanthropy, and corruption -- The Northern Pacific Railroad -- Custer agonistes -- The Yellowstone Expedition -- The Yellowstone battles -- Anatomy of a crash -- Build-up -- Soldiers, scouts, and scientists -- Alkali and comets, grass and stars -- In the moon of black cherries -- Homeward bound -- Invasion
Control code
21049638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781616149611
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2014035457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781616149604
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn879915680
  • (OCoLC)879915680

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