They Died With Custer : Soldiers’ Bones from the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Douglas D Scott; P Willey; Melissa A Connor
University of Oklahoma Press
9780806135076
0-8061-3507-7

Dead men tell no tales, and the soldiers who rode and died with George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn have been silent statistics for more than a hundred years. By blending historical.

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sources, archaeological evidence, and painstaking analysis of the skeletal remains, Douglas D. Scott, P. Willey, and Melissa A. Connor reconstruct biographies of many of the individual soldiers, identifying age, height, possible race, state of health, and the specific way each died. They also link reactions to the battle over the years to shifts in American views regarding the appropriate treatment of the dead.