Excerpt: The story of massacres and battles from 1868 to 1890 between the U.S. Cavalry and several native tribes is filled with outsider characters. These figures illustrate the fault lines which threaten the larger middle of the societies in question, composed of people who, like those in most conflicts, simply wanted to be left alone - especially on the Indian side.
Hall, Kenneth Estes. 2015. Custer and the 7th Cavalry. Studies in the Western. Vol.23 7-20. http://www.westernforschungszentrum.de/