The Little Bighorn, Tiospaye

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Overview
In June of 1876, members of various northern Plains tribes gathered at the Little Bighorn River to form the largest Indian encampment in recorded American history. The huge gathering, called Tiospaye, encompassed over 1,000 lodges housing approximately 7,000 men, women, and children. The over 200 vintage photographs portrayed here represent the weeks just before the infamous Battle of Little Bighorn and the creation of legends. Two major events occurred in June 1876 that would forever alter the course of Native American history. The defeat of Custer and the Seventh Cavalry was the most infamous event, but only the ending to a greater celebration. Offering a portrait of a people at the renaissance of their culture, this new book showcases images of the lifestyle of the encampment and the many brave leaders who fought at Little Bighorn, including Sitting Bull and the author's grandfather, Feather Earring.
Details
ISBN: 9780738508283
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Montana
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Author Kenneth Shields Jr. delivers a strong and colorful description of the people who were a part of that tragic yet victorious moment in time. Combining stories passed down in the oral tradition with high-quality vintage photographs, Mr. Shields captures the spirit of some of the greatest warriors in Native American history. He is the author of two other Images of America books, Fort Peck Indian Reservation and The Grand Canyon: Native People and Early Visitors.