Robert Nightengale's latest book, The Mystery of Sitting Bull, recounts the Battle of the Little Big Horn and the events that led to the defeat of General Custer at the hands of the Great Chief Sitting Bull with his thousands of Indian Warriors. In it, Nightengale re-introduces the 1876 Maguire Map, drawn just two days after the Battle of the Little Big Horn, while the bodies were still being buried. Engineering Officer Lieutenant Edward Maguire drew a map of the battlefield with assistance, an odometer cart and a prismatic compass. This map has been forgotten and never referenced by authors and historians and reveals startling new evidence on Custer’s Last Stand. The forgotten 1876 Maguire Map identifies a hidden position on the Custer Battlefield where Chief Sitting Bull and his thousands of Plains Indian Warriors planned on ambushing General Custer and the 7th Cavalry. The forgotten 1876 map drawn on the Custer Battlefield only days after the historic battle, also proves the location of “Deep Ravine” is mismarked in the wrong location at this historical battlefield site. And finally, Nighengale reveals a lost message proven to be a last desperate message from General Custer sent from Custer’s Last Stand.
With 701 pages, over 1200 primary source quotations, including 620 illustrations and maps. This historical subject becomes the true adventure story, a retelling of the legendary defeat of General Custer and his brave 7th Cavalrymen and the Great Chief who prevailed over them, the Great Chief Sitting Bull. This is a 'must read' for everyone who thought they knew the real story about the Battle of the Little Big Horn. The controversy still lingers today and there will be those who disregard these recently uncovered facts, as Nightengale pulls back the curtain of the accepted paradigm of one of America's most historic events, Custer's Last Stand. Read The Mystery of Sitting Bull and discover the adventure for yourself.