John Koster

John Koster with archivist Minjae Kim

John Koster, the distinguished author of literary works dealing with the American Indian, is known for his thorough knowledge of American Indian history. John Koster’s first book, The Road To Wounded Knee, won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Distinguished Public Service for his personal coverage and analytical research into the American Indian Movement. He has also written about American Indians for the British Marshall Cavendish syndicate and for Wild West. He wrote about the American Civil War for Civil War Times Illustrated.

He wrote about the clash of cultures on the Pacific Rim for American History, with Japanese translations by his wife, award-winning children’s editor Shizuko Obo, and with Minjae Kim as Korean translator. A Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Army, Koster is fluent in German, French, Italian, Spanish and marginal Lakota. He also served as adjunct professor at Ramapo State College teaching to write for publication.


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Book CoverCuster Survivor
The myth that all members of the five companies of the Seventh Cavalry with General Custer at the battle of the Little Big Horn were killed by the Sioux and the Cheyenne is disproved by author and historian John Koster. Meticulous research by the author along with forensic evidence proves that one man did survive. Introduction by Prof. Louise Barnett, Rutgers University and author of Touched by Fire.
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