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The Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana in 1876 has become known as the quintessential clash of cultures between the Lakota Sioux and whites. The men who led the battle, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Colonel George A. Custer, have become the stuff of legends.

Here, award-winning Lakota historian Joseph M. Marshall III reveals the nuanced complexities that led up to and followed the battle. Until now, this account has been available only within the Lakota oral tradition. The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn is required listening for anyone enthralled by the tale of the encounter that changed the scope of both America and the American landscape.

©2007 Joseph M. Marshall III; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Marshall offers a thoughtful and enlightening alternative look at this iconic chapter in American history." (Booklist)
"Marshall's thoughtful reflections and rich detail (much of it drawn from the oral stories of unidentified Lakota elders)...immerse the reader in the experience of a once free people wrestling with an uncertain destiny." (Publishers Weekly)

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Little Big Horn viewed from the other side

The author, who is also the reader, makes this a story told among family and friends. I have "read" audio books for years but this was a totally different experience. The story is told not read - and there is a difference. It reminded me of sitting with my grandparents as they talked about the "old days". Along with the actual battle you learn about the Plains Indians, their way of life, their great chiefs, why the tribes were gathered at that place and time, family life, and much more. This is a wonderful piece of history told from the other side.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • K. Wiens
  • GOLD BAR, WASHINGTON, US
  • 09-18-09

Greasy Grass Battle

I have read this book and listened to it. I feel the author was very meticulous in his research. He was fair to both sides of the story: the Native side, the Immigrants side.

I felt as I was reading I was there. As the story moved into the battle itself and the aftermath I felt the exaustion of those involved. Those who tried to come to the aid of Custer and his men and could not. I felt the sadness/joy of those who claimed victory defending their people and their lands.

One day I hope to visit the battle grounds and leave a tobacco offering for the Native warriors who gave their lives there. I too am Native to this Continent as are all my ancestors.
This is by far the best book I have ever read covering this battle and those involved

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An interesting perspective

I am doing a little study of this battle and this was the first book I have listen to on the subject. It covers the battle and much of the history around the Lakota perspective. It covers areas such as weapons, moral etc but it skims over the American's/Europeans side of things which is fine as I am sure I could get that from other books. This book covers the 'Indian' side of things well. I wish I could get this much coverage from the opposite side in other histories of battles.
Johseph M. Marshall III narrates his book well and his voice sounds like what you would expect a wise Lakota man to sound like.
Although this book makes it clear that the Lakota has had a rather bad time of it, he makes it clear that they are a resilient people who are pragmatic and noble.
Having not looked at both sides yet it would be wrong to judge the battle yet although I am sure from what I have studied of US history when someone saids "Trust me, I'm from the Government" they had the United States Government in mind and why we should run!

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This one I will listen to again and again

Would you listen to The Day the World Ended at Little Big Horn again? Why?

There is so much information and history that I never learned in school. I will most certainly listen to this again.

What did you like best about this story?

I don't know that I would term "like" in regards to some of this. Why? It is extremely heart wrenching to hear the stories of what our ancestors did in the name of God or country. I feel we are still doing some of the same things today and to other nationalities. I did appreciate that Joseph Marshall was the narrator and that he used his native language from time to time through out the book. I found myself trying to learn the different words.

Any additional comments?

This is a wonderful history lesson that we all need to listen to. It spurred me on to reading another one of Joseph Marshall's books on the leadership lessons of Crazy Horse. I am truly enjoying that book as well.

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  • Charles
  • PALMETTO, FLORIDA, United States
  • 12-08-11

Great Book

If you could sum up The Day the World Ended at Little Big Horn in three words, what would they be?

Great to hear the true side.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Day the World Ended at Little Big Horn?

Seeing how history has elavated Custer, Sheridan and Sherman to such lofting positions when the truth is contrary.

What about Joseph M. Marshall III’s performance did you like?

Mr. Marshall's performance is wonderful especially enjoyed his use of his native language.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

What the US government did to native Americans.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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The information is well told and interesting

I like the stories and the information contained in this book. The author was very effective in conveying The mindset and the feelings of the Native Americans when their culture and their world came crashing down. It is very troubling the way victors behave.

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Great book

I certainly found this to be one of the best I've come across in a long time. The tone in which the book is read puts you in the time period. Many insights from why this battle took place, to the weapons that were used. Certainly will be listened to very shortly

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Native American Story narrated by Lakota Historian

The story told was researched from the oral tradition of the Lakota tribes. It explains many of the historical events thru the eyes of their culture. I found it very interesting but think it would have been a better book if some of the last 3 chapters & epilogue were streamlined as they seemed be repetitious. Overall a good listen.

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A wonderful encapsulation.

I appreciate the battle and it's consequences so much better now. I feel like I've come to understand the Souix people better as well.

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  • Sarah
  • Shepherd, MT, USA
  • 09-29-07

disappointing

This book had an interesting account of events as hoped for. That part was interesting. However, the author seems to carry a huge chip on his shoulder decades after the events. Over all the educational value was lost, buried in the racial venting of the author.

10 of 39 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-22-15

excellent book

excellent book to listen to Joseph tells the true history of the lakota people not shrouded by the lies of newspapers and government

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  • Simon
  • 02-23-17

An Amazing Listen

Where does The Day the World Ended at Little Big Horn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Ranked at the top of the books I've listened to so far. I've a few favorite authors all of which write great books and have been acknowledged for such. But for sure this is sitting at the top now.

What other book might you compare The Day the World Ended at Little Big Horn to, and why?

No comparison to anything yet as most of the stories I've read to date have been from the invaders side.

What does Joseph M. Marshall III bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His amazing accent, diction and pronunciation of his language place an unmistakable experience to absorbing this whole book. The love of his people, the sadness of the events and the pride Joseph M Marshall III adds allows you to almost place yourself inside the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I will purchase everything I can from Joseph M Marshall III. What a great unbiased approach to continuing to educate many of us of the othersides events. I would love to say that Joseph M Marshall III is a true warrior and that as proud as he is of all the great people he educates us of they would be equally proud of his ongoing work/battles. An absolute fan, Thank you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful