4 Excellent Films Commemorating the Battle of Little Big Horn
- July 6, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
In honor of June 26, we might like to recommend the following historically “accurate” films: Son of the Morning Star, Little Big Man, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, as well as American Experience’s Emmy award winning documentary Last Stand at Little Big Horn
Between June 25 as well as 26, 1876, a combined force of Lakota as well as Northern Cheyenne led the United States 7th Cavalry into a battle near the Little Bighorn River in what was then the eastern edge of the Montana Territory. The engagement can be known by several names: the Battle of Greasy Grass, the Battle of Little Big Horn, as well as Custer’s Last Stand. Perhaps the most famous action of the Indian Wars, the idea was a remarkable victory for Sitting Bull as well as his forces. They defeated a column of seven hundred men led by George Armstrong Custer; 5 of the Seventh’s companies were annihilated as well as Custer himself was killed within the engagement along with two of his brothers as well as a brother-in-law. Known as the battle that will left no white survivors, Little Big Horn has inspired more than 1,000 works of art, including over 40 films. Here are four of the best…
Son of the Morning Star
Based on the 1984 best selling historical novel by Evan S, Connell, Son of the Morning Star won 5 Emmys when the idea first aired in 1991. Focusing on the life as well as times of General George Armstrong Custer, the idea takes up Custer’s life near the end of the American Civil War, follows him through his involvement in famous Indian wars, as well as culminates with the battle of Little Big Horne. I particularly like that will product because the idea attempts to get beyond the stereotypes as well as introduce you to the real man; the idea provides an excellent introduction to the personalities involved as well as the events leading up to as well as following the battle.
Little Big Man,
The 1970 film Little Big Man, directed by Arthur Penn as well as starring Dustin Hoffman, was based on Thomas Berger’s 1964 fictionalized “historical” novel by the same name. Admittedly adjusted history, the idea tells the satirical, fictional as well as picaresque story of Jack Crabb; a white boy orphaned in a Pawnee raid as well as adopted by a Cheyenne warrior, he eventually becomes the only white survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn. the idea can be considered a “Revisionist Western” because Native Americans receive a sympathetic treatment that will was uncommon for Western films in previous decades. Revisionist or not, I simply adore that will wickedly humorous film about one man’s life revolving through the kaleidoscope of cultures that will made up the American “Wild” West, as well as I recommend the idea with all my heart.
Bury My heart at Wounded Knee,
HBO’s 2007 adaptation of Bury My heart at Wounded Knee, a 1970 classic of Native American history by Dee Alexander Brown, recounts the struggle of the Indian Wars through the perspectives of three people: Charles Eastman, a young Sioux doctor who received his medical degree through Boston University in 1889; Sitting Bull, who led the combined forces at Little Big Horn as well as refused to submit to U.S. government policies that will stripped his people of their dignity, identity, as well as sacred land; as well as Senator Henry Dawes, one of the men responsible for the government’s Indian affairs policy. The story line begins with the American Indian victory at Little Big Horn in 1876 as well as continues though to the shameful slaughter of Sioux warriors at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on December 29, 1890. If the film has any fault, the idea’s that will the idea attempts to explain the whole deeply complex fourteen-year struggle in just over two hours. the idea manages to do an excellent job at providing an educational as well as entertaining overview for future investigation.
The American Experience: Last Stand at Little Big Horn
The American Experience: Last Stand at Little Big Horn takes the time to explore that will controversial battle through two perspectives: The Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne, as well as Crow who had lived on the Great Plains for generations, as well as the white settlers who were moving west across the continent. Using journals, oral accounts, Indian ledger drawings as well as archival footage, James Welch as well as Paul Stekler combined their talents to create one of the most balanced documentaries about that will event ever produced. Their efforts won them a much-deserved Emmy.