Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors - Study Guide Chapters 23-24 Summary & Analysis

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This section of the summary is regarding sums up the last two chapters of the book. The author describes the natives as once again "lacking the killer instinct" with respect to their enemies. What he means is that, right after the events at Little Bighorn the Sioux were content to have won and to have run off their opponents. Those with the "killer instinct" would run them down to destroy them on their retreat. However, instead there were months of cheerful celebration and happy living. To his credit, Crazy Horse had figured out that he had won a battle, not an entire military campaign and that decisive as the victory appeared, the fact that his territory was surrounded by whites clearly indicated otherwise.

Generals Terry and Crook held their ground out on the frontier and refused to make any further forays to chase...

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