Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud

Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud

Custer, the Press, and the Little Bighorn

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"The defeat of George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn was big news in 1876. Newspaper coverage of the battle initiated hot debates about whether the U.S. government should change its policy toward American Indians and who was to blame for the army's loss--the latter, an argument that ignites passion to this day. In Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud, James E. Mueller draws on exhaustive research of period newspapers to explore press coverage of the famous battle. As he analyzes a wide range of accounts--some grim, some circumspect, some even laced with humor--Mueller offers a unique take on the dramatic events that so shook the American public." -- Publisher website.
Publisher: Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9780806143989
0806143983
Branch Call Number: 973.82 MUELLER
Characteristics: xii, 260 pages : illustrated ; 24 cm

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