Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors Setting & Symbolism

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Train Station

This is a location, mentioned at the beginning of the book, where Custer touches his future wife's elbow as he assists her in boarding a train. Her father chastises her for this impropriety.

Fort Phil Kearny

This was a fort built in Sioux territory that led to the drama conflict with the natives in 1866. This was during a major increase in the amount of railroad construction that was going on in the North to reach the West. The development of the railroads brought the Americans into contact with both herds of buffalo and the red men who had been living off of them.

The Fort is prominent beginning in chapter 13 of the book. There are a few major battles fought during the time that the fort was under the control of a Colonel Carrington.

Bow & Arrow

The natives were superior at the use of this type...

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