Historian to Answer the Question "What Happened After Custer?" At Homestead National Monument of America

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Date: November 7, 2013

National Park ServiceNews Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 07, 2013

Merrith Baughman 402-223-3514

Historian to Answer the Question "What Happened After Custer?" at

Homestead National Monument of America

Homestead National Monument of America is honored to host Historian Paul L. Hedren at the Monument's Education Center for a special program onSunday, November 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. The program will examine the U.S. response to the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Afterwards, Mr. Hedren will be available to sign copies of his critically acclaimed book After Custer: Loss and Transformation in Sioux Country. Do not miss this exceptional program as Mr. Hedren examines the war's effects on the culture of the American Indian, the environment and geography of the northern Great Plains, and the Anglo-American invaders.

Paul L. Hedren of Omaha is a retired National Park Service Superintendent who had assignments in his near thirty-seven-year-long career at such storied Western parks as Fort Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming and Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah, and here in Nebraska at Niobrara National Scenic River. A lifelong student of the nineteenth century Regular Army and the Indian wars of the northern plains, Mr. Hedren has written and published extensively. He is the author of ten books.  His recent book, titled After Custer: Loss and Transformation in Sioux Country, received the 2012 Wrangler Nonfiction Book Award from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Paul is now writing a new history of the controversial Indian battle at Powder River on March 17, 1876.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2013. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/.

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