Unmasking the Custer Myths


Fifth Estate # 332, Summer, 1989

George Armstrong Custer, whose “last stand” has been depicted by more than 200 artists since it occurred during the summer of 1876, has been made into a prime symbol of this country’s “winning of the West” from American Indians.

The Sand Creek Massacre


Fifth Estate # 335, Winter, 1990-91

The charge that genocide was committed against the American Indian peoples of the United States in the process of that nation state’s formation is typically treated as a rhetorical device unsubstantiated by fact and designed only to attract “unwarranted” sympathy …

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