Where Custer Fell 
Photographs of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Then and Now
by James S. Brust, Brian C. Pohanka, and Sandy Barnard 
 
The Battle of the Little Bighorn has long held an eminent position among the chronicles of the mythic West. None of the men who rode with Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer to his “Last Stand” survived to tell the tale, but this stunning photography book provides a view of the battlefield as it must have existed in 1876.

The historical photos (taken as early as one year after the battle) verify that the topography of the well-preserved Little Bighorn Battlefield has not changed much, document early locations of the markers on the field, illustrate eyewitness accounts, and place viewers “on the field” in a way that other descriptive accounts cannot match. This study also highlights the value of the early photographs as often-overlooked historical documents and recognizes the achievements of the photographers who, under the most difficult of circumstances, went to the actual spots to record history.

This abundant photographic record presents the timeless face of the Little Bighorn and chronicles changes wrought by efforts to understand and memorialize the battle. 


Where Custer Fell 
Photographs of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Then and Now
by James S. Brust, Brian C. Pohanka, and Sandy Barnard 
University of Oklahoma Press, 2005.
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