American Indian Mythology - Part 3 Section 2 Summary & Analysis

Alice Marriott and Carol K. Rachlin
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Part 3 Section 2 Summary and Analysis

The second section of "The World We Live in Now" consists of a single story, that of the Indians' greatest military victory over the White Man.

"Yellow Hair: George Armstrong Custer" (Cheyenne and Arapaho) The introduction tells how no one, Indian or white, knows exactly what happened at the famous Battle of Little Big Horn, at which General Custer led his armies against "the greatest, and almost the only, confederation of Plains Indian tribes in their history."

Narration recounts how, after the signing of a peace treaty between the white men in 1871, the Indian Chief Black Kettle invited Yellow Hair (General Custer) to agree to the treaty in the Indian way-by smoking a pipe of peace together. Narration also recounts how Custer had a Cheyenne wife and a half-Cheyenne son, as well as a white wife back east. Black...

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