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National Parks Store: Film | Last Stand at Little Bighorn

The Battle of Little Bighorn has been one of the most frequently depicted moments in American history. Join us for an interesting cultural examination of “Custer’s Last Stand.”

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The Battle of Little Bighorn, known as “Custer’s Last Stand,” has been one of the most frequently depicted moments in American History-and one of the least understood, still shrouded in myth. The battle has inspired over 1,000 different paintings and works of art, calendar displays, comic books, and cereal boxes. The golden-haired general and his doomed 7th Calvary have been wiped out by Indians in more than 40 films. Yet the battle that left no white survivors also left two very different accounts of Little Bighorn: one white; one Native.

Using journals, oral accounts, and Indian ledger drawings as well as archival and feature films, a Native American novelist, James Welch and a white filmmaker, Paul Stekler combine talents to examine this watershed moment from two views; from that of the Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne and Crow who lived on the Great Plains for generations; and from that of the white settlers who pushed west across the continent.

Showings at 12 PM & 2 PM.


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Event Tags: American Indian, culture, educational, film, free, history, Native American, the West

Saturday, September 10, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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