Thieves’ Road: The Black Hills Betrayal and Custer’s Path to Little Bighorn tells the story of Major General George Custer’s 1874 expedition into the Black Hills of South Dakota, where he and his troops struck gold. Terry Mort ’64 argues that this expedition, which provoked a gold rush on sacred Sioux ground and eventually led to the Battle of the Little Bighorn, was the beginning of the end of Sioux territorial independence. Mort is the author of The Wrath of Cochise and The Hemingway Patrols.