Son of the Morning Star

Custer and The Little Bighorn

Ranked #10 in Stars, Ranked #21 in Native American History

On a scorching June Sunday in 1876, thousands of Indian warriors - Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho - converged on a grassy ridge above the valley of Montana's Little Bighorn River. On the ridge five companies of United States cavalry - 262 soldiers, comprising officers and troopers - fought desperately but hopelessly. When the guns fell silent, no soldier - including their commanding officer, Lt Col. George Armstrong Custer - had survived.
Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history - 130 years after the fact, books continue to be written and people...

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Joe Rogan Podcaster/HostI’m on my second Wild West book in the past month, and this one is awesome. @stevenrinella recommended it to me, and good lord is it intense. “Son Of The Morning Star” by Evan S. Connell. I can’t recommend it enough. (Source)

Peter Hessler This is a historical book, and I chose it for the way Evan Connell handles historical material. It’s unique, and a masterful book. (Source)

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