Jennifer Graber

Jennifer Graber is associate professor of religious studies at the University of Texas at Austin and author of The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America.

If you know about only one event in American Indian history, it’s probably Custer’s Last Stand at the Little Bighorn in 1876. Lakota and Cheyenne Indians repelled Custer’s surprise attack, killing more than 250 American soldiers. If you know any other event, it’s probably the massacre at Wounded Knee in late December 1890.
January 22, 2014