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By John Ross

A San Francisco Chronicle top ebook of 2004 After spilling bourbon on Schnaubelt's grave, its pugnacious and extremely lifeless occupant turns into Ross's mentor, sidekick, and boozing better half via this epic telling of the hallucinatory, carnal, and ornery histories of the yank Left and John Ross's personal extraordinary lifestyles. Schnaubelt navigates us via his probably boundless progressive battleground, uttering cries of subversion from in the grave whereas attempting to stay out of earshot from the FBI snoop and native grocery store wealthy person buried within reach. Ross's personal story—hobo revolutionist, junkie, poet, and journalist is a contrapuntal to Schnaubelt's. Ross by no means takes himself too heavily, but his so much amazing trait is the honesty with which he techniques lifestyles, even whereas attempting to deconstruct his personal faults, own tragedies (including the demise of his one-month-old son), and imperfections. His pursuit of progressive politics and poetics is the consistent, usually spent together with his muse, innovative Mexico. Ross concludes with a visit to Baghdad as a ''human shield,'' sooner than the Anglo-American invasion, able to sacrifice his lifestyles as a part of his perpetual fight for justice. Award-winning author John Ross's memoir is galvanized from a tumbledown tombstone in California: The gravestone reads: E. B. Schnaubelt 1855–1913, ''Murdered through Capitalism.''

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Only the Indians stood in their way. ’ That Custer, whether knowingly or not, participated in this plan is crucially important. It was his expedition into the Black Hills (an area the Indians held sacred) that precipitated the most famous Indian War and led to the battle that resulted in Custer’s death. In 1874, Custer was stationed at Fort Abraham Lincoln (on the Missouri River) and it was from there that his 1200 strong ‘fort survey’ party departed on 2 July. Included in the personnel were some suspicious additions - two prospectors and three journalists.

Fetterman, pursuing a small band of Indians, rode straight past the lumber team and gave chase. But it was a trap. The entire party was completely surrounded and outnumbered, and it was only the timely arrival of Carrington’s small contingent that scattered the Indians and saved the day. Fetterman was admonished, but it seemed to have little effect. The Indian forays continued almost daily, while Red Cloud planned his most audacious attack yet. On 19 December they attacked and goaded a force under Captain Powell, but Powell was no idiot and refused to be drawn.

He also addressed a pro-Indian rally in the New York Cooper Institute and received a rousing reception. But thereafter, he was somewhat cowed at the enormous resources available to the whites. One thing’s for sure - Red Cloud the war chief was no more. Elsewhere, his one-time ally, Crazy Horse, took up the fight. His war with the whites would continue and it was ironic that Crazy Horse was finally persuaded to give himself up at the Red Cloud Agency, by his old friend, the great chief himself. Red Cloud died in 1909.

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