Custer's Last Battle: Red Hawk's Account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn (Hardcover)
On the morning of June 25, 1876, a force of 700 men from the 7th US Calvary led by General George Armstrong Custer attacked an Indian encampment on the banks of the Little Big Horn River. Unbeknownst to Custer, he faced the combined might of the Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes, led by their greatest chiefs, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. Advised by his Indian scouts not to attack, the foolhardy general ignored their warnings and trusted to "Custer's luck" one last time. . . In this commemorative edition of his first published book, Goble recounts the tale of Custer's last battle through the eyes of Red Hawk, a fictional young Lakota warrior. Presented in the shorter format that Goble originally intended, and combined with a new author's introduction and a foreword by Joe Medicine Crow, the Crow tribal historian whose grandfather was one of Custer's own scouts, readers will marvel at this tale of honor and bravery.
Paul Goble is an award-winning author and illustrator of over 40 children's books. His book, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, won the prestigious Caldecott Medal. He lives with his wife in Rapid City, SD. Dr. Joe Medicine Crow is the Crow Tribal Historian and the oldest living man of the Crow tribe. Also an author, his books include, A Handbook of Crow Indian Laws and Treaties, and From the Heart of Crow Country. In 2009, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. He lives on the Crow Reservation in Lodge Grass, Montana.