Websites

"Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument." U.S. National Park Service
www.nps.gov/libi/index.htm
The U.S. National Park Service website outlines information for the National Monument at the Little Bighorn Battlefield. This area memorializes the US Army's 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne in their last battle to preserve their native territory and lifestyle. 

Immigration... Native American: Custer's Last Stand - For Teachers
www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/native_american5.html
The Library of Congress summarizes the aftermath of Custer's Last Stand. They mention George Flanders, a soldier in a group who arrived at the Black Hills the day after Custer's charge, and his recount of the Cheyenne Indian tale of Custer's death.

"The Price of Freedom: Printable Exhibition." National Museum of American History.
http://americanhistory.si.edu/
The National Museum of American History outlines the Western Indian Wars -- that occur after the Civil War -- when thousands of Americans poured into the Great Plains and, as a result, collided with the western Indian tribes.

Nathaniel Philbrick, Author
http://nathanielphilbrick.com/books/the-last-stand
Author of The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and consultant for the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film Custer's Last Stand.

"Custer's Last Stand." America's Story from America's Library
www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/recon/jb_recon_custer_1.html
America's Library, provided by the Library of Congress, offers a broad outline of General Custer's life and the Last Stand in 1876.

"Custer State Park." South Dakota State Park
http://gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/directory/custer/default.aspx
Information from South Dakota's Game, Fish and Parks Agency about the park, history and culture, and educational programs offered.

Little Bighorn History: Articles about Custer's Last Stand
http://lbha.org/?p=45
This site includes an hour-by-hour timeline of the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Friends of the Little Bighorn Battlefield
http://www.friendslittlebighorn.com/
Friends of the Little Bighorn Battlefield is the official partner of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. The website offers photo tours of the battlefield and more information on Custer's Last Stand.

The George Armstrong Custer Chronology
http://monroe.lib.mi.us/books_movies_music/special_collections/custer_news_chronology.htm
The Monroe County Library System has compiled a chronology of events that took place throughout the life of General George Armstrong Custer.

City of Deadwood: An Entire American City Named Historic Landmark. Oct. 2010.
www.cityofdeadwood.com/
The city of Deadwood was established in 1876 during the Black Hills gold rush. Although the town moved forward into the 20th century, the image of the Wild West town has lingered; figures like Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane were responsible for making the town a legend.

"George Armstrong Custer: New Perspectives on The West," PBS.
www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/custer.htm
PBS's website includes a short biography of General George Custer's life in their collection entitled 'The West.' It mentions key events throughout Custer's life including the Black Hills Expedition and his defeat at Little Bighorn.

"The Price of Freedom: Printable Exhibition." National Museum of American History.
http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/printable/section.asp?id=6

The National Museum of American History outlines the Western Indian Wars -- that occur after the Civil War -- when thousands of Americans poured into the Great Plains and, as a result, collided with the western Indian tribes.

Custer's Black Hills Expedition Map
www.smallworldmaps.com/custom-maps/custer_blackhills_map.html
Small World Maps has a detailed map of Custer's Black Hills Expedition of 1874.

Books

Connell, Evan S. Son of the Morning Star: Custer and The Little Bighorn. New York: History Book Club, 2001.

Custer, Elizabeth Bacon. Boots and Saddles. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961.

Custer, George A., Elizabeth B. Custer, and Marguerite Merington. The Custer Story; the Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth. New York: Devin-Adair, 1950.

Donovan, Jim. Custer and the Little Big Horn: The Man, The Mystery and The Myth. Maine: Voyager, 2001.

Elliott, Michael A. Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 2007.

Frost, Lawrence A. George Custer's Libbie. Seattle: Superior Publishing Company, 1976.

Hays, Robert G. Editorializing "The Indian Problem": The New York Times on Native Americans, 1860-1900. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University, 2007.

Hoig, Stan. The Battle of the Washita: the Sheridan-Custer Indian campaign of 1867-69. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1979.

Hutton, Paul A. The Custer Reader. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1992.

Lazarus, Edward. Black Hills/White Justice: The Sioux Nation Versus The United States: 1775 to the Present. New York: Harper Collins, 1991.

Leckie, Shirley A. Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth. Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1993.

Lehman, Tim. Bloodshed at Little Bighorn: Sitting Bull, Custer and the Destinies of Nations. Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 2010.

Philbrick, Nathaniel. The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Big Horn. London: Bodley Head, 2010.

Reno, Marcus A. "Massacred Gen. Custer and 261 Men the Victims." Bismarck Daily Tribune. 6 July 1876.

Robbins, James S. Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett, and the Goats of West Point. New York: Encounter Books, 2006.

Slotkin, Richard. The Fatal Environment: The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 1800-1890. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.

Stewart, Edgar I. Custer's Luck. Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1980.

Swanson, Glenwood J. G. A. Custer: His Life and Times. Agua Dulce: Swanson Productions Inc., 2004.

Utley, Robert M. Custer: Cavalier in Buckskin. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2001.

Utley, Robert Marshall. Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, Inc., 1973.

Utley, Robert M. Sitting Bull: The Life and Times of an American Patriot. New York: Henry Holt and Company,  L.L.C., 1993.

Warren, Louis S. Warren. Buffalo Bill's America William Cody and the Wild West Show. New York: Vintage, 2006.

Wert, Jeffry D. Custer: The Controversial Life of George Armstrong Custer. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.

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