Post by Diane Merkel on Apr 15, 2017 12:04:24 GMT -5
“Custer’s Lost Scout”
John Koster, who wrote the Frank-Finkle-was-really-August-Finckle book, has a new book about the scout Left Hand. Here is an excerpt from a review of the book:
The author picks Left Hand’s story up before he enlists with the Seventh Cavalry and gives the reader a compelling motive for a Hunkpapa Sioux to enlist in the U.S. Army. The story follows Left Hand to the Battle of The Little Bighorn using testimony from primary sources, which are the Arikara Indian scouts who served with Left Hand in the Seventh Cavalry. Another interesting note to the story is the theorized movement and actions of Left Hand during the battle.
The focal point readers of the story will want an answer to will be the inevitable question: What happened to Left Hand during and after the battle? The author gives the reader compelling evidence to which he bases his ultimate theory of what happened to the warrior that day. Readers will find it interesting and are sure to want to know more of who was Left Hand.