Warriors at the Little Bighorn 1876

Warriors at the Little Bighorn 1876

Men-at-Arms 408
  • Author: Richard Hook
  • Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • Short code: MAA 408
  • Publication Date: 27 Apr 2004
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The battle which took place on the Little Bighorn river on June 25, 1876 has passed into legend as "Custer's Last Stand”. This remarkable book is a unique analysis of the oral and pictorial evidence for the appearance of nearly 30 named Sioux and Cheyenne warriors who were present that day, and for their parts in the battle. The fruit of many years' study by one of today's most internationally respected interpreters and illustrators of Native American material culture, it offers biographical notes and meticulously researched color reconstructions, together with rare photographs and pictographs.

Biographical Note

Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service with 1st Bn, Queen's Royal Regiment, he became art editor of the much-praised magazine Finding Out during the 1960s. He then went on to work as a freelance illustrator, earning an international reputation for his deep knowledge of Native American material culture. He illustrated more than 50 titles for Osprey, contributing to these books for over 30 years. Sadly Richard passed away in January 2010.


Introduction - the battle - the village - Pictographic art - Clothing and Adornment - Weapons & Shields Biographical Notes & Plate Commentaries Bibliography Index

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