What would Custer say about the battle that made him a legend? We will never know of course, but Mari Sandoz, in her beautifully written and deeply felt story of his legendary and much disputed battle, provides a suitable coda to that drama of a century ago.
The encounter was scripted for tragedy. Custer failed to wait for a supporting column. He divided his command. He took on an enemy 20 times his size. He fought them in open terrain. Ironically the massacre inflicted by Sioux warriorsmore >>