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American Experience; Last Stand at Little Big Horn


Last Stand at Little Big Horn (repackaged for season 8)

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American Experience
Last Stand at Little Big Horn
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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The Battle of Little Big Horn, known as "Custer's Last Stand," has been one of the most depicted moments in American history and is still shrouded in myth. This famous battle left two very different accounts of Little Big Horn; one white; one Indian. Using journals, oral accounts and Indian ledger drawings as well as archival and feature films, a Native American novelist and a white filmmaker combine talents to examine this watershed moment in history from two views; from that of the Sioux, Cheyenne and Crow who had lived on the Great Plains for generations; and from that of the white settlers who pushed west across the continent. Scott Momaday, the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Native American writer, narrates.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Last Stand at Little Big Horn,” 10/06/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B3714FCEB7D64B68916A50C48D03CAE4.
MLA: “American Experience; Last Stand at Little Big Horn.” 10/06/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B3714FCEB7D64B68916A50C48D03CAE4>.
APA: American Experience; Last Stand at Little Big Horn. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B3714FCEB7D64B68916A50C48D03CAE4
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