Stephen Ambrose discusses Custer's Pennsylvania Dutch background and the traits associated with that heritage. Choose a heritage from your own background and research traits associated with that heritage. Does this describe you? Is there any danger in labeling people by where their ancestors originated? Explain your answer.
The Great Plains
Make a diorama of the Great Plains based on the descriptions given by Ambrose in Chapter 1.
The Two Warriors
Try to locate photos or paintings of Crazy Horse and Custer. Are both authentic or is either based upon someone's perception of how one of them may have looked?
History or Biography?
If you worked in a book store or a library and had the job of deciding where "Crazy Horse and Custer" should be placed, where would it be? Go to a library and find this book. Where is it located? Look at five nearby titles. Are...
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