The Dust Rose Like Smoke: The Subjugation of the Zulu and the Sioux

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U of Nebraska Press, 1 janv. 1996 - 178 pages
"Engrossing."-Choice. "An intriguing book which opens the doors for all manner of comparative studies, and thereby suggests that the process of interaction between indigenous peoples and imperial interlopers is much the same across the world. . . . an interesting and thought-provoking book."-Soldiers of the Queen. 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. James O. Gump, professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of San Diego, is the author of The Formation of the Zulu Kingdom in South Africa, 1750-1840.
 

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j The Little Bighorn in Comparative
7
Frontiers of Expansion
27
Indigenous Empires
41
Collaborators of a Kind
55
Agents of Empire
73
Cetshwayo in The Illustrated London News
92
Patterns of Imperial Overrule
95
Custer vs Crazy Horse by Kills Two
97
Gutters Last Fight by Otto Becker
125
Lord Chelmsford by Spy
127
Zulu Method of Advancing to the Attack by Melton Prior
129
Custers Last Stand by Charles M Russell
130
The Height of Battle in The Graphic
131
The Battle of the Little Big Horn River The Death Struggle of General Custer by William Gary 13 2
132
Custers Last Fight by Cassilly Adams
133
Conclusion
135

Lord Chelmsford in The Illustrated London News
100
Sir Garnet Wolseley by Ape
103
Images of Empire
117
Bismarck Tribune Extra 6 July 1876
120
Despise Not Your Enemy in Punch I a 1
123
Notes
143
Bibliography
161
Index
174
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James O. Gump, professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of San Diego, is the author of The Formation of the Zulu Kingdom in South Africa, 1750?1840.

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