Actor, Author, Living Historian: Steve Alexander has written, ridden, and relived Custer's life from minute details to the monumental moments more than any man who has ever portrayed the Buckskin Cavalier, earning him the title, “Foremost Custer Living Historian” proclaimed by the United States Congress and is acknowledged by both the Michigan and Ohio Senates for his lifetime work. He is the author of the 2010 quintessential biography "G. A. Custer to the Little Big Horn" and has recently published, "Believe in the Bold: Custer and the Gettysburg Campaign."
Steve has appeared in more than forty docudramas and films as the General, including the History Channel's "Custer's Last Man," "Command Decisions," "History Hogs: On the Trail with General Custer" and "Little Big Horn - The Untold Story."A&E Network's "George Armstrong Custer: America's Golden Cavalier" was the winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Documentary for 1997, and Bill Kurtis New Explorers "Betrayal at Little Big Horn" received the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Award for Best Documentary for 1998.
Easily recognizable to the people of Nebraska, Kansas, and South Dakota, Steve has also portrayed "The Boy General" in New Rumley, Ohio (the birth site) and participated in ceremonies at West Point Military Academy. From Colorado to the Canadian Rockie, he's traveled by train, steamboat and horseback, reliving a past few people experience from the pages of history books. Consulted by universities and historical institutions, he was called upon to write the texts of the new historical markers in Tontogany, Ohio, and Hunterstown, Pennsylvania, annually representing General Custer at Gettysburg, Appomattox and other Civil War events. In 2005, he was honored by the state of North Dakota during the Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C. He and his wife Sandy own and reside in the original restored Bacon-Custer home in Monroe, Michigan, the General's adopted hometown.
Instrumental in reestablishing the Annual Custer’s Last Stand Reenactment in Hardin, Montana, he now participates in the Real Bird Reenactment of the Little Big Horn on the Original Battlefield each year during the Anniversary weekend.
Steve is the recipient of the Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association’s Editor’s Choice Award and duly honored by Joe Medicine Crow, Tribal Historian, bestowing the Crow Indian name Ika’ Dieux’ Daka’, “Son of the Morning Star,” a name previously held by only one man, George Armstrong Custer.