Thieves' Road: The Black Hills betrayal and Custer's Path to Little Bighorn. Custeriana, Terry Mort.

Thieves' Road: The Black Hills betrayal and Custer's Path to Little Bighorn.

Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2015. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In the summer of 1874, Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer led an expedition of some 1000 troops and more than one hundred wagons into the Black Hills of South Dakota. This fascinating work of narrative history tells the little-known story of this exploratory mission and reveals how it set the stage for the climactic Battle of the Little Bighorn two years later. What makes this expedition significant is that Custer discovered gold. This discovery in the context of the worst economic depression the country had yet experienced spurred a gold rush that brought hordes of white prospectors to the Sioux's sacred grounds. The result was the trampling of an 1868 treaty that had granted the Black Hills to the Sioux and their inevitable retaliation against the white invasion. Item #27323

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