The Dust Rose Like Smoke

The Dust Rose Like Smoke

The Subjugation of the Zulu and the Sioux

Book - 1994
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In 1876 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors annihilated Custer's Seventh Cavalry on the Little Bighorn. Three years later and half a world away, a British force was wiped out by Zulu warriors at Isandhlwana in South Africa. In both cases the total defeat of regular army troops by forces regarded as undisciplined barbarian tribesmen stunned an imperial nation.

The similarities between the two frontier encounters have long been noted, but James O. Gump is the first to scrutinize them in a comparative context. "This study issues a challenge to American exceptionalism," he writes. Viewing both episodes as part of a global pattern of intensified conflict in the latter 1800s resulting from Western domination over a vast portion of the globe, he persuasively traces the comparisons in their origins and aftermath.

Publisher: Lincoln [Neb.] : University of Nebraska Press, [1994]
Copyright Date: ©1994
ISBN: 9780803221529
0803221525
Branch Call Number: 323.1975 GUMP 1994
Characteristics: xii, 178 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm

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