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The 1876 occasions often called Custer’s final Stand, conflict of Little titanic Horn, or conflict of Greasy Grass were represented over one thousand instances in a number of creative media, from work to sculpture to speedy nutrition giveaways. Norman Denzin exhibits how those representations display the altering perceptions—often racist—of local the USA by means of the bulk tradition, juxtaposed opposed to very diverse readings proven in works composed through local American artists. which include autobiographical memories, ancient description, inventive representations, staged readings, and snippets of records, this multilayered functionality ethnography examines questions of reminiscence, race, and violence opposed to local the USA, as symbolized by way of the altering interpretations of normal Custer and his ultimate battle.

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There were really two battlefields. What we saw and what they saw. 50 Chapter One Speaker Two: Second Seventh Cavalry Grave Digger (in whiteface) The Indians had no right to bury their dead here. Speaker One: Coyote 2 Hey, white man. We have the right to do anything we want! We were here before you were! (Stage left, the spotlight returns to the set of Chief Red Horse’s drawings highlighted at the end of Act One, Scene Two). 02, or The Morning After Speaker One: Coyote 1 OK, let’s get back to the white man version of what was a glorious event for us.

So few Blue Coats. Did they think we would give up and run away? m. A great number of older men and young boys gathered on the surrounding hills to watch the last traces of the fighting. The Indians thought all the soldiers were dead and rushed toward the ridge to complete the battle. Seven soldiers were still alive. They killed themselves before the warriors reached them. m. It was all over very quickly. Indians began collecting guns and ammunition. Women and old men rounded up the horses. The women brought in wooden sledges pulled by ponies to carry the dead and wounded away.

This is an irony. Without the presence of Native Americans, there would have been no battle. And the battle really signaled the end of Native Americans in the 19th century West. Speaker Two: Winston Churchill History is written by the victors. Speaker One: Oscar Wilde History is a big lie. Speaker Two: Custer, the anthropologist Let’s jump ahead on history. It’s June 28, 1876. The big battle is over. I know I’ve been dead a couple of days. But let me tell you about the Indians’ character. Contrary to the novelists like Cooper, the Indian is not a noble red man.

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