Song of Dewey Beard: Last Survivor of the Little Bighorn by Philip BurnhamSong of Dewey Beard: Last Survivor of the Little Bighorn by Philip Burnham

Song of Dewey Beard: Last Survivor of the Little Bighorn

byPhilip Burnham

Hardcover | October 1, 2014

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Beard was not only a witness to two major battles against the Lakota; he also traveled with William “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s Wild West show, worked as a Hollywood Indian, and witnessed the grand transformation of the Black Hills into a tourism mecca. Beard spent most of his later life fighting to reclaim his homeland and acting as “old Dewey Beard,” a living relic of the “old West” for the tourists.
Philip Burnham is an assistant professor of composition at George Mason University and a former reporter for Indian Country Today. He is the author of So Far from Dixie: Confederates in Yankee Prisons and Indian Country, God’s Country: Native Americans and the National Parks.
Title:Song of Dewey Beard: Last Survivor of the Little BighornFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.27 × 0.92 inPublished:October 1, 2014Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0803269366

ISBN - 13:9780803269361

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1. Origins and Family
2. Growing Up
3. Little Bighorn
4. Canada
5. Wounded Knee
6. Cody
7. Fox Belly
8. Pine Ridge
9. Gunnery Range
10. Last Man Standing
11. American Horse Creek
12. The Song of Dewey Beard

Editorial Reviews

“By scouring the archives and conducting personal interviews, Philip Burnham has helped clarify the historical record, teasing out new information and dispelling lingering myths. Song of Dewey Beard is a thoroughly researched, well-written, and engaging book.”—Akim Reinhardt, author of Ruling Pine Ridge: Oglala Lakota Politics from the IRA to Wounded Knee

- Akim Reinhardt - 20140226