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My Life on the Plains or Personal Experiences with Indians: Custer's Memoir of His Campaigns Against the Indian Tribes of the Western Plains ebook

by George Armstrong Custer


When General Custer led his troops to annihilation in the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876, he was possibly .

When General Custer led his troops to annihilation in the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876, he was possibly the most notorious Indian fighter the army had known. Covering the years 1867–69, the period of most extensive military activity against the Plains Indians, Custer’s book tells of the newly reorganized Seventh Cavalry’s operations on the frontier. When published, it aroused fresh controversy over the Battle of the Washita during the Winter Campaign of 1868.

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George Armstrong Custer. This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this. title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control.

His eloquence and able arguments upon the Indian question in various councils to which he was called won for him the deserved title of "Orator of the Plains

His eloquence and able arguments upon the Indian question in various councils to which he was called won for him the deserved title of "Orator of the Plains. In his boasting harangue before the General of the Army, which furnished the evidence of his connection with the murders for which he has been tried and sentenced, he stated as a justification for such outrages, or rather as the occasion of them, that they were in retaliation for his arrest and imprisonment by me some three years ago.

General George Armstrong Custer remains one of the most iconic and mythologized figures in the history of the American West. His infamous defeat at the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn largely defines his legacy; historical scholarship and popular representations of Custer consistently focus on his Last Stand. However, Custer was also a writer with a keen appreciation for arts and culture. This article analyzes Custer’s descriptions of American Indians in his memoir My Life on the Plains (1874). Department of Liberal Arts & Education, University of Minnesota Crookston, Crookston, MN 56716, USA.

This is the personal narrative of the most famous cavalry leader America ever produced.

General George Armstrong Custer; Armstrong Custer George Armstrong Custer. In 1874, just two years before General George A. Custer's death at Little Big Horn, a collection of his magazine articles was published as "My Life on the Plains. Custer, General in the . Walmart 9781429021043. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. My Life on the Plains : Personal Experiences with Indians. When General Custer led his troops to annihilation in the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876, he was possibly the most notorious Indian fighter the army had known

George Armstrong Custer. When General Custer led his troops to annihilation in the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876, he was possibly the most notorious Indian fighter the army had known. Indeed, in My Life on the Plains, originally published serially in The Galaxy magazine starting in May, 1872, Custer displays the flamboyance and glamour generally attributed to him by others.

Custer serves the purposes of truer-than-life history . For his facts are 1st-hand and indisputable, even if heavily slanted in his favor. Then every effort has been made to correct typos, spelling, and to eliminate stray marks picked up by the OCR program. General Custer Indian Fighter: My Life On The Plains, Tenting On The Plains, Following The Guidon, & Boots & Saddles.

Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876; Making of America Project. Indians of North America - Wars 1866-1895, West (. - Description and travel. New York, Sheldon and company.

The memoirs of the most famous American cavalrymanThose who pursue fame are occasionally fated to acquire it for reasons other than those of their ambitions. So it is with George Armstrong Custer who is principally renowned for being swiftly eradicated with most of his command on the final day of his career in the 'last stand' on the Little Big Horn. That end has been made the more ignominious since there is an abiding view that he was responsible for it. There was, inevitably, much more to the man than this and whilst his passions for fame, status and glory are acknowledged, the fact remains that Custer was a dashing, brave, dynamic officer whose deeds-particularly during the Civil War-had raised him to high rank with meteoric speed. He was an exceptional soldier and personality in a time and place where the unexceptional was the norm. This book, Custer's own account of his Indian Wars is, like any other memoir, not devoid of the bias, ego and hubris of the author. Nevertheless, it is singular for there was only one George Armstrong Custer and he has joined the legendary ranks of the outstanding characters of the American West. This is a fascinating insight into the mind and experiences of 'the man' and is essential reading for every enthusiast of the history of the period.
Chilele
I love the story, the first hand accounts written by Genl G. Armstrong Custer. But, I hate this edition.
This Lakeside Classic edition, the special guest commentator M M Quaife, has such an agenda going on.
What they have done in this book, he and the editor, have taken it upon themselves to edit Custer.
If Custer goes on too long with letters and official notices, inter office information from General to General,
they have left it out, omitted it as if it never happened. If they feel something is not pertinent to the story
they leave it out.
Right now I am in a place where Custer was court marshalled. Custer didn't stop writing, he kept writing for the
Galaxy Magazine, but these " editors " have decided what Custer was writing about wasn't relevant, so they left it out.
This My Life on the Plains is Custer ! It is history, it is his writing as he wrote it.
But these know it all editors have taken it upon themselves to edit Custer.
This isn't the real book at all. You get pieces of Custer.

I went and bought the real deal, an 1874 hardcover, because I couldn't stand what they have done to his book.
Xava
Great book on the early Western Plains. If you like this book you will also want to read the following similar 99 cent books:

1. Baughman, the Oklahoma Scout: Personal Reminiscences (1886)
2. Adventures Among the Indians; Or, Scouting with Gen. Custer (1884)
3. Wild Bill, the Scout of the Plains (1867)
4. Reminiscences of Indian Scouting (1889)
5. The Plains of the Great West and Their Inhabitants (1876)
6. The Indian Campaign OF WINTER OF 1864-65 (1907)
7. Dragoon Campaigns to the Rocky Mountains: Being a History of the Enlistment, Organization, and First Campaigns of the Regiment of United States Dragoons (1836)
8. Thrilling Lives of Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill (1911)
9. The Arikara Narrative of the Campaign Against the Hostile Dakotas June, 1876
10. The Boy General: Story of the Life of Major-General George A. Custer, as Told by Elizabeth B. Custer (1901)
Coiwield
What were you doing at age 28? Custer was writing a book which became a best-seller. This is history told first-hand, and if I were to make a comparison I would say that it was like Julius Caesar's "The Gallic Wars". He was a fearless soldier who had his horse shot out from underneath him a known eleven times during the Civil War, and in the end he was the youngest general this country has ever had at age 23. He was a man who was destined to die young. He probably knew this, and this could be the reason he decided to put it all down in a book. Hollywood raided his first hand account countless times. You will undoubtedly recognize scenes and incidents in movies that were stolen right out of Custer's book. I first became aware of him when I did a film at the Bighorn River in Montana called Little Big Man. I had a good part and worked on the film for six months. I had ample time to study the Custer legend and his men. At The Last Stand he was outnumbered twenty to one, and still put up one hell of a fight. There was only one, and there will never be another. I fully admit that after reading "the son of the morning star's" book I am a fan. (That was what the Sioux called him)
krot
It's a special treat to hear about the Plains Indian wars directly from General George Armstrong Custer as he lived it. I've read other books by researchers but they provide the information slanted to reflect their take on history. The General was well aware that there were differing opinions on the westward expansion. The truth is that the Indians had a very different culture from the White man. What was normal for the Indians was considered an atrocity to the White man. Raiding, stealing, and tribal warfare was almost a sport among the tribes and how young warriors proved themselves by counting coup (ponies stolen, killings, and scalps taken). Indians brutalized themselves in hopes of stressing their bodies so much they would receive a vision. Custer admired their stamina, cunning and bravery but his job was to keep them from terrorizing the settlers and way-stations on the routes to the west. He was an adrenaline junkie with a highly developed sense of duty.
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