Steve Adelson is a veteran educator of 30 years of service. He is currently a seasonal Interpretive Ranger at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Adelson is a writer and speaker focusing on the Indian Wars and Westward expansion. He has taught graduate courses through Montana State University and the Heritage Institute. His flagship courses ‘Apocalypse at Little Bighorn’ and ‘the Bozeman Trail; Days of Thunder’ have provided a fascinating living history experience to a multitude of students.
Steve Adelson has been a participant in the TV series, ‘Battlefield Detectives’ on the History Channel, on C-Span, ‘The story of the Little Bighorn,’ and other media productions. His fascination with “Custer’s Last Stand” has captivated him since boyhood. He has been an avid student of this epic battle for the past 25 years. His book also includes his powerful presentation, ‘Contested Ground,’ filmed at the battlefield where the events chronicled in the book took place.
Over the last 20 years, Steve has joined numerous historical associations including, Friends of the Little Bighorn, Little Bighorn Associates, The Bozeman Trail Association, Frontier Regulars, Fort Laramie Historical Society, Custer Battlefield Historical Association, Sheridan Historical Society, Museum of the Rockies, and the Pioneer Museum of Bozeman, Montana. He has visited many of the significant sites of the Great Sioux War (1876-77) and other Indian War battlefields.
Steve holds a B.A. in Social Studies from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Montana State University. He has a colorful flair as a story teller and his writing is emotionally descriptive. Little Bighorn, Voices from a Distant Wind is his first book.