After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I very much enjoy nonfiction and am interested in the Plains Indians and really had no clear idea of what exactly Custer’s Last Stand was all about. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Father John and Vicki want to find out the truth. Of course, I guess that many books have been written about this subject, and I don't know if this one gives us more informations than the others.But what is important to me is the fact that this book has been written by an indian,a man who has more than anyone else, the right to speak about what happened to his people.

Sentences were fragmented, text was frequently repetitive and focus of the book shifted maddeningly. The beginning of the book was terrible. Be the first to ask a question about Killing Custer.

Truly inspirational stuff. Welch is one of my favorite authors (his "Fools Crow" is probably my favorite book of all time), so I might carry a slight bias in the bookbag here. Something went wrong.

Overall I liked the book. The author had a very unbiased opinion of the battle, despite being Native American, Welch would write the truth. ; The book, as I'm sure the documentary that it is about, gives a true depiction of the days leading to the Battle of the Little Bighorn, what occurred on that battlefield, and events that happened later. It also limited her ability to play crime sleuth as well and caused her to reach some w. Interesting historical lessons on the Battle of Little Bighorn. The entire Wind River Mystery series is top notch and highly recommended.

It has been awhile since the author's last Wind River Mystery so it was good to once again follow the adventures of Father John O'Malley, priest at St. Francis Mission and Vicky Holden, an Arapaho Indian attorney. This is one of four books we picked up on the subject. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Margaret Coel's KILLING CUSTER showcases how this writer is growing. However, just as show is unfolding Custer is shot dead off his horse. Written by the scriptwriter for the American Experience segment on Custer's Last Stand, this is an excellent analysis-- far better than "Son of the Morning Star," which was previously considered one of the definitive histories and focused largely on the battle itself. The myth of the heroism and sacrifice of General George Custer was accepted in this country for years until scholars started looking at what really happened at the Little Big Horn. This book is brilliant. “I am wounded,” he writes. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. “I am marked by old codes, which shielded me in one world and then chained me in the next.” Coates grew up in the tough neighborhood of West Baltimore, beaten into obedience by his father. Highly recommended for history buffs.

Excellent material for evaluation of the Battle. Please choose a different delivery location. KILLING CUSTER by James Welch with Paul Stekler ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 24, 1994 In his first nonfiction work, noted Native American novelist Welch (The Indian Lawyer, 1990, etc.) Welch traces the fates of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull following the famous battle and uses accounts of such other engagements as Sand Creek and the Fetterman Massacre to help put Little Big Horn in historical perspective. That makes for better stories. I jumped in to this series towards the end, I didn't get the opportunity to get some of the.

The young men were angry, picking fights with each other and anyone else who was handy, trying to solve their problems with their fists or other violence. As a framing device, this historical account of Custer's defeat to the tribes at Greasy Grass reports on the making of the film, "The Last Stand," but it is so much more. Great title that is guaranteed to catch your attention. As Arapaho men perform an intricate and confusing “dare ride” around the cavalry, Garrett is shot and killed, with Indians widely considered at blame. James Welch, a Native American, historian, and writer, and Paul Stekler worked together on a documentary film, We just visited Crazy Horse monument and the Bad Lands so I was really looking forward to this as a history of the events for the Native American side. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. The last thread of the book is a journal of the author Welch’s making of *Last Stand at Little Bighorn* a documentary.

Interesting but really makes one wonder how humans can be so cruel to each other. They report it from not only the conventional written accounts and sources but also from the families (from the children of the battle's participants) who have anecdotal informat.

Edward Garrett, enacting the role of Custer, leads a group of “cavalrymen” in a parade down Main Street, when a band of Indians surrounded the column, encircling it with a challenge ride to demonstrate that the Indians defeated the U.S. army previously.

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I enjoyed this book very much. Unable to add item to List. Killing Custer: The Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians James Welch. There were a few local cops, and a corrupt or just plain rotten white person or so around.

This non-fiction piece of Native American history was several books in one. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. When Burrows secretary Angela is murdered the local police are gung ho to arrest an Indian for the crime.

Having just visited the Little Bighorn Battlefield in March (not recommended: cold!). Through this critical missing piece that tells the Indian side of the story, " Killing Custer" rethinks the meaning of the Little Bighorn for a multicultural society. I could feel the large tribe about me, smell camp fire, hear children and horses playing and the sound of guns cracking when the battle ensured and death was thick in the air. Also, this is the second in my recent run of late 1800s Plains Indians books, and I have a few more to go, so opinions may shift in the coming months. | The author came across as biased, perhaps understandably as he is at least marginally native American. THe book is also, mostly, a history book concerning the rise and fall of Custer and the Indians who fought and defeated the 7th US Cavalry at Little Big Horn. It's also very interesting reading about these places the book takes places in. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Although it was the first of the series I’ve read, it will not be the last.

She imparts the history of the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes of the 19th and 21st centuries with an obvious appreciation of and respect for their cultures, particularly as … The "Indians" are second-class citizens treated with suspicion. As in previous works, the author weaves an interesting mystery into a mix of historical fact and Native American culture. We’re glad you found a book that interests you! Of course the effort cannot be wholly successful. This book is written primarily from the Native American viewpoint, which I found very interesting. I like the way Margaret Coel tells stories. HOLOCAUST How was it pulled off ? In summary, his grandmother limped away a survivor of the massacre on the Marias, and he created the novel around the stories she told. HISTORY, by Howard, he writes, “had always been one of the most critical gathering posts for black people.” He calls it The Mecca, and its faculty and his fellow students expanded his horizons, helping him to understand “that the black world was its own thing, more than a photo-negative of the people who believe they are white.” Coates refers repeatedly to whites’ insistence on their exclusive racial identity; he realizes now “that nothing so essentialist as race” divides people, but rather “the actual injury done by people intent on naming us, intent on believing that what they have named matters more than anything we could ever actually do.” After he married, the author’s world widened again in New York, and later in Paris, where he finally felt extricated from white America’s exploitative, consumerist dreams. Father John is mostly attempting to reassure the families of the Indians involved that the police will seek justice and find those who actually committed the crime, not simply arrest the closest Indian. Coel incorporates a lot of history into the book, as well as something of an understanding of the way that reenactors can take on the personalities and causes of their muses. Marion Wiesel

While Custer is typically the interesting character in histories of this battle, it is Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and some of the other Indians who steal the show.

Now I need to watch the American Experience episode this author also wrote. I enjoyed reading it, liked the fact that he comes right out and says he doesn't know much about the battle. Father John and Vicky will try to put the clues together to find out if the two are related. It read like a history book, if you like that, take a read. Claim the secrets of the Hermetica for yourself.

His anti-Indian rhetoric in a preceding speech has inflamed Indian feelings and the young men prepare a humiliating demonstration against Custer for the parade. (Author tour), Categories: Book number 15 in the Wind River series by Margaret Coel - 5 stars. His death, in the worst military disaster of the Indian Wars, thus assumed mythic proportions, aided by a relentless publicity campaign by his widow. Let's go kill Custer! James Welch - novelist - and Paul Stekler produced the script for the, "American Experience," documentary, "Last Stand at the Little Bighorn." It's a personal and historical account of the battle of little bighorn.

This was not a book of my choosing, I read it for my book club. It opened up my eyes to a lot of things. Coel has always done a remarkable job of tying history into her plots; and the manner in which she incorporates Custer and the tragedy suffered by the Plains Indians into this opus lends a depth that brings contemporary events into historical context, while spinning a complex mystery with riveting twists and turns.

by Penguin Books, Killing Custer: The Battle of Little Big Horn and the Fate of the Plains Indians. His death, in the worst military disaster of the Indian Wars, thus assumed mythic proportions, aided by a relentless publicity campaign by his widow. All Rights Reserved. He then moves on to the story of Custer, a Civil War hero who was demoted following the war and sent to fight Indians on the Western frontier.

Margaret Coel's KILLING CUSTER showcases how this writer is growing. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.

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