My Life on the Plains


By author: General George Custer
Number of pages: 270
Dimension: 6 x 9 Inches (US)
Original publication year: 1874
ISBN: 978-1-4290-2104-3
Series: Military History
Rating:

Paperback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $17.95 Qty: 
? General Custer's personal account of Native American encounters ? Fascinating description of the true appearance and geographic characteristics of "the plains" after the Civil War
In 1874, just two years before General George A. Custer's death at Little Big Horn, a collection of his magazine articles was published as "My Life on the Plains." Custer, General in the U.S. Army?s Seventh Cavalry, wrote personal accounts of his encounters with Native Americans during the western Indian warfare of 1867-1869.?? The collection was a document of its time and an important primary source for anyone interested in U.S. military affairs and U.S./Native American relations. Custer?s references to Indians as ?bloodthirsty savages? were tempered by his empathetic understanding of their reason for fighting: ?If I were an Indian, I often think I would greatly prefer to cast my lot among those of my people who adhered to the free open plains, rather than submit to the confined limits of a reservation??
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