Book: The Little Bighorn - Tiospaye

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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 before the infamous Battle of the 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 great 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. Author Kenneth Shields Jr. delivers a strong and colorful description of the people who were 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.


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Kenneth D. Shields Jr.
Publication Details:
Arcadia Publishing (November 14, 2000)
Book Details:
Paperback, 128 pages