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Wooden Leg A Warrior Who Fought Custer

Author: Wooden Leg
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ISBN: 8822846699
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Wooden Leg: A Warrior Who Fought Custer is a book by Thomas Bailey Marquis about the life of a Northern Cheyenne Indian, Wooden Leg, who fought in several historic battles between United States forces and the Plains Indians, including the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where he faced the troops of George Armstrong Custer. The book is of great value to historians, not only for its eye-witness accounts of battles, but also for its detailed description of the way of life of 19th-century Plains Indians. The book was dictated to Marquis by Wooden Leg in Indian Sign Language, their only common language. Marquis gathered the stories for the book from Wooden Leg and others while he was physician at the agency in Montana from 1922. They were reluctant to open up to him at first, but eventually Marquis gained their trust. Wooden Leg lived through some of the most turbulent times in Cheyenne history, but the book begins with his childhood and descriptions of Cheyenne customs. These include tribal organisation, the warrior societies, sport, religion and mythology, their friendship and cooperation with the Sioux, arrow recognition, warbonnet entitlement, and much more. Wooden Leg was introduced to warfare at a very young age via conflict with the Crow and joined the Elk warrior society at age 14. The book describes Wooden Leg's participation in the important battles of the war of 1876–1877, when the Cheyenne, Sioux, and other plains tribes fought the United States. These included not only the Little Big Horn, but the preceding Battle of the Rosebud and the succeeding Dull Knife Fight. Following the Cheyenne surrender, the tribe was deported to Oklahoma, but eventually Wooden Leg was allowed to return. At Fort Keogh he worked as a scout for the army and was later appointed a judge at the Tongue River Indian Reservation. Wooden Leg describes in detail how he befriended the old chief Little Wolf towards the end of the latter's life. Little Wolf had been a great war leader but was now ostracised for having killed another Cheyenne while drunk. Wooden Leg's description of the Battle of the Little Bighorn caused controversy when the book was first published, particularly his claim that many of the US soldiers committed suicide. This claim is still discussed by scholars and has been investigated by archeologists, but no firm conclusions have been reached.

Wooden Leg A Warrior Who Fought Custer

Author: Thomas B. Marquis
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1782898689
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“Wooden Leg was one of the sixteen hundred warriors of the Northern Cheyennes who fought with the Sioux against Custer at the legendary Battle of the Little Bighorn. As an old man in his seventies, he related his story of the battle to Thomas B. Marquis, formerly an agency physician for the Northern Cheyennes, in scores of interviews, illustrating his statements with drawings and maps. "Some aspects of Wooden Leg's account have provoked controversy, but - as Marquis points out - soon after the battle the Sioux were settled in the Dakotas while the Cheyennes were located on the reservation in the heart of the region where had been the conflicts. Thus they have kept their memories fresh or have kept each other prompted into true recollections. This advantageous condition has rendered them the best of first-hand authorities." The author checked and corroborated or corrected all points of importance with other Cheyennes - among them Limpy, Pine, Bobtail Horse, Sun Bear, Black Horse, Two Feathers, Wolf Chief, Little Sun, Blackbird, Big Beaver, Medicine Bull, and the younger Little Wolf - "all of whom were with the hostile Indians when Custer came."”-Print Ed.

Wooden Leg A Warrior Who Fought Custer Expanded Annotated

Author: Wooden Leg
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One of the most fascinating classics ever written about the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Dr. Thomas Marquis spent many years getting to know and interviewing Native Americans who had fought against General Custer and the 7th Cavalry. This is the narrative of Chief Wooden Leg, given to Marquis late in Wooden Leg's life. Long dismissed by historians, Little Bighorn scholars today believe the Indian accounts to be essential to an understanding of what went wrong at the Little Bighorn (and what went right for the Sioux and Cheyenne). Archaeology at the battlefield has born out the veracity of the Indian accounts and the contribution to history by Wooden Leg and Marquis is invaluable. Included is a great deal of information about the life of the Cheyenne of Wooden Leg's time, his boyhood, his understanding of Indian medicine, a very detailed account of the June 25-26, 1876 battle with Custer, and more. This is a book you'll read more than once. Every memoir of the American West provides us with another view of the movement that changed the country forever. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

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One of the most fascinating classics ever written about the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Dr. Thomas Marquis spent many years getting to know and interviewing Native Americans who had fought against General Custer and the 7th Cavalry. This is the narrative of Chief Wooden Leg, given to Marquis late in Wooden Leg's life.Long dismissed by historians, Little Bighorn scholars today believe the Indian accounts to be essential to an understanding of what went wrong at the Little Bighorn (and what went right for the Sioux and Cheyenne). Archaeology at the battlefield has born out the veracity of the Indian accounts and the contribution to history by Wooden Leg and Marquis is invaluable.Included is a great deal of information about the life of the Cheyenne of Wooden Leg's time, his boyhood, his understanding of Indian medicine, a very detailed account of the June 25-26, 1876 battle with Custer, and more. This is a book you'll read more than once.Every memoir of the American West provides us with another view of the movement that changed the country forever.

Wooden Leg A Warrior Who Fought Custer Expanded Annotated

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One of the most fascinating classics ever written about the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Dr. Thomas Marquis spent many years getting to know and interviewing Native Americans who had fought against General Custer and the 7th Cavalry. This is the narrative of Chief Wooden Leg, given to Marquis late in Wooden Leg's life. Long dismissed by historians, Little Bighorn scholars today believe the Indian accounts to be essential to an understanding of what went wrong at the Little Bighorn (and what went right for the Sioux and Cheyenne). Archaeology at the battlefield has born out the veracity of the Indian accounts and the contribution to history by Wooden Leg and Marquis is invaluable. Included is a great deal of information about the life of the Cheyenne of Wooden Leg's time, his boyhood, his understanding of Indian medicine, a very detailed account of the June 25-26, 1876 battle with Custer, and more. This is a book you'll read more than once. Every memoir of the American West provides us with another view of the movement that changed the country forever. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

Native American Autobiography

Author: Arnold Krupat
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299140243
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Native American Autobiography is the first collection to bring together the major autobiographical narratives by Native American people from the earliest documents that exist to the present. The thirty narratives included here cover a range of tribes and cultural areas, over a span of more than 200 years. From the earliest known written memoir—a 1768 narrative by the Reverend Samson Occom, a Mohegan, reproduced as a chapter here—to recent reminiscences by such prominent writers as N. Scott Momaday and Gerald Vizenor, the book covers a broad range of Native American experience. The sections include “Traditional Lives;” “The Christian Indians, from the Eighteenth Century to Indian Removal, 1830;” “The Resisting Indians, from Indian Removal to Wounded Knee, 1830-90;” “The Closed Frontier, 1890-;” “The Anthropologists' Indians, 1900-;” “'Native American Renaissance,' 1968-;” and “Traditional Lives Today.” Editor Arnold Krupat provides a general introduction, a historical introduction to each of the seven sections, extensive headnotes for each selection, and suggestions for further reading, making this an ideal resource for courses in American literature, history, anthropology, and Native American studies. General readers, too, will find a wealth of fascinating material in the life stories of these Native American men and women. "This is the first comprehensive anthology of American Indian autobiography ever published. It will be of interest to virtually anyone teaching or studying the literatures of the native peoples of North America, as well as to a general audience, because of the informative, literate introductions and the absorbing narratives themselves."—William L. Andrews, series editor