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

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 than a hundred years By blending historical sources, archaeological evidence, and painstaking analysis of the skeletal remains, Douglas D Scott, P Willey, and Melissa A Connor reconstruct biographies of many ofDead 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 than a hundred years By blending historical 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.
They Died With Custer Soldiers Bones from the Battle of the Little Bighorn 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 than a hundred years By blending historical

  • Title: They Died With Custer: Soldiers’ Bones from the Battle of the Little Bighorn
  • Author: Douglas D. Scott Melissa A. Connor P. Willey
  • ISBN: 9780806135076
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “They Died With Custer: Soldiers’ Bones from the Battle of the Little Bighorn”

    1. "They Died With Custer" isn't a history of the 1876 campaign, it's a forensic study of the skeletal remains retrieved from the battleground. Given that the retrieved remains amount to no more than 2.4% of the total possible, the findings are interesting but tentative. It's pretty clear that soldiers were significantly smaller and significantly less well nourished than soldiers are today. As Scott concludes, "Many had bad teeth, bad backs, poor nutrition, and the telltale marks of their violent d [...]

    2. Another version of the Battle of the Little Bighorn where George Armstrong Custer was defeated. Presents mainly the army side of the story.

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