Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors Characters

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Libbie

This is a woman who became the wife of General Custer. They met when she was relatively young. Her father was opposed to her romance with Custer. He was nothing even vaguely resembling a military General at that time.

She appears in the book many times over from quite early on. As already explained, she is a maiden in the first instance—a wisely protected daughter. Custer proves worthy mainly through his persistence in pursuing a relationship with her.

The author explains that Custer realizes that his only real chance to have her with him enough and to satiate his own possessive feelings about her is to be her husband, to have and to keep her as his wife, regularly bringing her on campaigns.

Curly also known as Crazy Horse

This is one of the two main characters of the book. During his earliest years, people...

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