Before Custer: Surveying The Yellowstone 1872: This book, published in 2015 follows 1872ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎÌ_ÌÎå_s two Yellowstone surveys, from the west and from the east. What is it like to survive an Indian ambush? Well, John found two fascinating documents; one is the diary of a surveyor who went out looking for agates and instead found the Hunkpapa Sioux war chief Gall, and the second is Chief Engineer Tom RosserÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎÌ_ÌÎå_s description of facing forty to fifty Indians in the same incident where Julia Dent GrantÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎÌ_ÌÎå_s cousin was killed. And Gall wasnÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎÌ_ÌÎå_t exactly a pussy cat; after killing a one-armed officer he promptly cut off the other arm. All documented, all fun and all Northern Pacific related. This volume was researched from primary sources found and edited by NPRHA member M. John Lubetkin and published University of OklahomaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎÌ_ÌÎå_s A. H. Clark Company with many photos and maps as a hard bound book with 326 pages.