The Day The World Ended
The truth behind the legend -- from the voices of the Lakota
The 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn, or "Custer's last stand," as it is also known, captured the American imagination. In the press coverage of the time and even in today's history books, Custer is represented heroically. Only now is this story being rewritten. Here, award winning Lakota historian Joseph M. Marshall III reveals a view of the battle that led up to and followed the battle. He examines the significance of the battle, illuminating why and how the Lakota fought so fiercely, even as they acknowledged the inevitability of change. And finally, he considers the consequences of the battle as part of the tragic fight that changed the scope of both America and teh American landscape.