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  • Title: Thieves' Road: The Black Hills Betrayal and Custer's Path to Little Bighorn
  • Author: Terry Mort
  • ISBN: 9781616149611
  • Page: 485
  • Format: ebook

  • In the summer of 1874, Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer led an expedition of some 1000 troops and than one hundred wagons into the Black Hills of South Dakota This fascinating work of narrative history tells the little known story of this exploratory mission and reveals how it set the stage for the climactic Battle of the Little Bighorn two years later.WIn the summer of 1874, Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer led an expedition of some 1000 troops and than one hundred wagons into the Black Hills of South Dakota This fascinating work of narrative history tells the little known story of this exploratory mission and reveals how it set the stage for the climactic Battle of the Little Bighorn two years later.What is the significance of this obscure foray into the Black Hills The short answer, as the author explains, is that Custer found gold This discovery in the context of the worst economic depression the country had yet experienced spurred a gold rush that brought hordes of white prospectors to the Sioux s sacred grounds The result was the trampling of an 1868 treaty that had granted the Black Hills to the Sioux and their inevitable retaliation against the white invasion.The author brings the era of the Grant administration to life, with its peace policy of settling the Indians on reservations, corrupt federal Indian Bureau, Gilded Age excesses, the building of the western railroads, the white settlements that followed the tracks, the Crash of 1873, mining ventures, and the clash of white and Indian cultures with diametrically opposed values.The discovery of gold in the Black Hills was the beginning of the end of Sioux territorial independence By the end of the book it is clear why the Sioux leader Fast Bear called the trail cut by Custer to the Black Hills thieves road.
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    Commentaires:

    Eric Ruark
    If you are fascinated by the Custer legend if you have a collection of books about Custer, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, et al If you are a fan of the Gilded Age You HAVE to add this book to your collection. I have never read a book that so clearly draws a picture of the men, the time period, the attitudes of both the white men and the Native Americans as Thieves' Road. This book is about the domino effect of the events that let up to Custer's last stand. It clearly defines the problems such as the [...]

    Tim
    Terry Mort puts forth a great book telling of a truly painful and shameful period of America's westward expansion. In doing so, he brings to surface attitudes and economic factors, both occurring in the US as well as in Europe, which helped set the stage. He shows how personal, as well as collective decisions as a nation, were based on greed, intolerance and outright lies to the indigenous peoples who "were in the way" and that nothing was going to stop our nation's progressive march across the [...]

    Brad Butturff
    My wife and I retired and moved to the Black Hills in November of 2015. We have always been interested in the history of the 'Old West' and particularly the events around the 1876 Black Hills gold rush. I've done quite a bit of reading and research on this often violent era and really do have to recommend Terry Mort's book 'Thieves' Road: The Black Hills Betrayal and Custer's Path to Little Bighorn'.Mort approaches the subject with a relatively even handed perspective; he doesn't tell a story of [...]

    Kenneth Barber
    This book tells the story of the expedition into the Black Hills in 1874. At the time the area belonged to the Sioux Indians as a result of the Treaty of 1868 which ended the Red Cloud War. The expedition was ostensibly to look for a place to build a fort to help stop Indian depredations against white settlements and the building of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The author does much more than describe the exploration of the Black Hills. He puts the attempt to take the area from the Sioux into t [...]

    Fredrick Danysh
    Two years before the Battle of the Little Bighorn, America was in an economic recession as was the rest of the world. Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer was sent in 1874 was sent into the Black Hills for the stated purpose of selecting sites for forts to protect travels transecting Sioux territory but also to evaluate mineral resources in the region. Thieves' Road explores the political and economic forces driving the expedition that would ultimately lead to the deaths of over 250 men of the 7th C [...]

    Pbwritr
    This book sets the stage for Custer's Last Stand, which takes place 18 months after the book ends. So many competing entities and philosophies existed in the 1870s. The author peels away the onion with respect to all parties, and no group is innocent, though some certainly were more deceived than others. A forthright look at settling the Dakota Territory, the Sioux, the Army, Easterners, frontier settlers, the railroads, Congress, the U.S. budget, the worldwide depression, financiers, and more.

    Karen
    This is so much more than a story about Custer or the Indian Wars. It explained how the Civil War affected the nation's later development, how Gilded Age investors maneuvered a cash hungry government into helping them build the transcontinental railroad, and how that created scores of tiny towns along railroad tracks across the West. This book ties up many loose threads for those of us who want the rest of the story.

    Tom
    I have read a lot about G.A. Custer, but this book with its focus on the Black Hills Expedition gives a different insight into the boy general. He seems as impetuous as two years later when his ego gets the Seventh Cavalry wiped out.

    Don Watkins
    Well written and engaging. Full of historical information.

    Sandi
    A very interesting account of the time before the Black Hills Expedition and the eventual path to the a little Big Horn good book

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