John Finerty Reports the Sioux War
In print at last, this collection of Finerty's letters and telegrams to his home town newspaper, written from the field during Crook's campaign, conveys the full extent of the reporter's experience and observations during this time of great excitement and upheaval in the west. Finerty reported on the action with the immediacy of an unfolding wartime story. To is riveting dispatches on the Rosebud and Slim Buttes battles, this collection adds accounts of the lesser-known Sibley scout and the tortures of the campaign trail. Here, too, is an intimate look at the Black Hills gold rush and at principal towns like Deadwood and Custer City.