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EPISODE 17 The War for the Black Hills (Part 2): The Long Defeat

EPISODE 17 The War for the Black Hills (Part 2): The Long Defeat

“…And together through ages of the world we have fought the long defeat.” — J.R.R. Tolkien “I shall have glory by this losing day.” — William Shakespeare“Oyate kin ninpi kta ca lecamu yelo” (“I do this so that the people may live.”) — Lakota song“My mind was occupied mostly by such thoughts as are regularly uppermost in the minds of young men. I was eighteen years old, and I liked girls.” — Wooden LegTo the Lakota people, the Black Hills of South Dakota were — and still are — "the heart of everything that is." To the United States, they were a goldmine, and Manifest Destiny’s next target. It was for the Black Hills that the Lakota went to war against the United States for the last time.  In this episode: When he is not attacking camps full of women and children, Custer is a sensitive guy who cries at the theater How Grant, Sheridan, and Co. engineered their own version of the Gulf of T

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