On the morning of June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer made the fateful decision to attack a large Native American village camped on the banks of the Little Big Horn River. It was a decision that would cost him his life, the lives of 268 of his men, and over 60 Native Americans defending their right to live free. Myths, mysteries, and legends of this fight have grown for more than 142 years, elevating a lonely patch of dirt and grass, dotted with white and brown tombstones, to mythological proportions. How did this apocalyptic clash of cultures happen? What is accurate, and what is conjecture? What happened?
After the critically acclaimed release of Chris Hoffert's short documentary Contested Ground for author Steve Adelson's book Little Bighorn, Voices from a distant wind, it became apparent to Chris and his fellow historians that there was much more of the story to tell. Award-winning director and Little Big Horn historian Chris Hoffert presents the most comprehensive visual study of the battle that has ever been seen. It will be unbiased, unabashed, and unforgettable.
AVIATION PICTURES & THE U.S. CAVALRY SCHOOL present a CHRIS HOFFERT film "CUSTER'S STRATEGY OF DEFEAT" with GARY STEWART, JEFF RENO, RICH SMITH, GREGORY SHADETREE FALCON, SHANE JOKCO HENDRICKSON, MARTIN HOFFERT, HENRY REED SR., GERRY SCHULTZ, MIKE BONDURANT, CY STURGIS, & THOMAS R. EASTMAN directed by CHRIS HOFFERT visual effects and animation by IN MY TENT PRODUCTIONS music by SKYLER O'NEAL costume supervisor ANNELLA JO PERRY edited by IMTP effects by KARLEE JANE director of photography ROBERT DELTOUR camera operator JACQUELINE LEHR assistant camera HEATHER FLYNN cavalry costuming by KEITH HERRIN sound by TAYLER HAXTON co-produced by THOMAS R. EASTMAN, CHRISHOFFERT, & THE U.S. CAVALRY SCHOOL executive producers GERALD PENN, HELORI GRAFF, KEITH HERRIN, THE HOFFERT FAMILY producer BUFF C. PETERS associate producers STAN SMITH, MIKE SULLIVAN, STEVAN E. PECKEL, & KEITH MCGILL technical consultants GREGORY CASTEEL & KEITH HERRIN production consultant DAVID WORTH additional research by DALE KOSMAN, GEORGE KUSH, MICHAEL DONAHUE, & GERRY SCHULTZ written by CHRIS HOFFERT with FREDERIC C. WAGNER III & SCOTT LUNDIN translated by WINFRIED ALESSI - NARR
Copyright 2021 by Christopher A. Hoffert. All rights reserved.
"This is a story that deserves to be told, and a fresh portrayal in film is long overdue. Major kudos for taking this on!"
Mr. Ryan Trainor
“Chris did a fantastic job on the documentary “Contested Ground” which I wrote and produced. His cinematic talents are exceptional.”
LBH Battlefield National Monument
Author & Historian
“Very, VERY well done!!! A damn sight better than anything you'll see in the movies.”
Frederic C. Wagner III
Award winning author and Little Big Horn Historian
“...this is going to be stunning. From the look of (the) artifact overlays, you're going to cover all the aspects, not just (Last Stand Hill).”
“This looks like a work of passion. From the preview clips reminds me of Gettysburg. Well done Sir.”