Following Custer

Dakota Life - 02/01/2002

In July of 1874, General George Armstrong Custer led an expedition through the then undocumented Black Hills in an effort to both find a military route from Ft. Lincoln to Ft. Laramie, and confirm or deny rumors of gold. The expedition consisted of over a thousand men, including a photographer and a team of newspaper reporters, over a hundred wagons and hundreds of mules, horses and cattle. The expedition gave the American public their first glimpse into the Black Hills. For the past several years, a team of researchers has been researching the Custer expedition, mapping the exact route with GPS, recreating photos and compiling numerous journal and newspaper accounts. In this segment, Bob Bosse introduces the researchers and talks with them about their sometimes surprising findings.


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