A Real War Story, in Drawings

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An eyewitness drawing from the Battle of Little Bighorn by the Lakota Chief known as Red Horse.
An eyewitness drawing from the Battle of Little Bighorn by the Lakota Chief known as Red Horse.
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National Anthropological Archives/Smithsonian Institution

CISAC senior fellow Scott Sagan decodes the enduring lessons and secret messages hidden in the hauting battlefield drawings of the Lakota Chief known as Red Horse, who fought against Lt. Col George Custer and his Seventh Cavalry forces during their infamous defeat in 1876, in this story for the New York Times' Sunday Review section.