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Red Horse and The Little Big Horn

forgemonkeyforgemonkey Member Posts: 958 ✭✭✭✭
edited June 29 in General Discussion

Born/raised in Black Coyote, Okla. (Watonga), I’ve always been interested in Native American history and found this interesting ,,,,,,


  • dpmuledpmule Member Posts: 6,586 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 29

    Very interesting read, thanks for posting Bill.

    Seems somewhere I read about or saw a lithograph of a buffalo hide teepee picturegraph, or whatever it’s called, depicting the battle and it disturbed historians as it’s depiction was different than what those who were not there had decided it occurred.


  • waltermoewaltermoe Member Posts: 1,566 ✭✭✭✭

    One of the few battles where there is only one side told of the story. Like most combat/battles it’s hard to describe and understand unless you where there.

  • Ruger4meRuger4me Member, Moderator Posts: 3,100 ******

    Thank you Forge, I enjoyed reading that. It is good to understand all sides in conflicts.

  • Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 65,902 ******

    What a great read! Thanks for sharing that.

    Some will die in hot pursuit
    And fiery auto crashes
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    While sifting through my ashes
    Some will fall in love with life
    And drink it from a fountain
    That is pouring like an avalanche
    Coming down the mountain
  • elubsmeelubsme Member Posts: 1,879 ✭✭✭✭

    Killing Crazy Horse is a good read. All of his books are.

  • bullshotbullshot Member Posts: 14,024 ✭✭✭✭

    Great post, thanks for sharing that.

    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you"
  • Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 39,020 ***** Forums Admin

    Great read, thanks for sharing.

  • chris8X57chris8X57 Member Posts: 1,187 ✭✭✭✭

    That was excellent reading.

    The grassland around Hardin and Garryowen does not look like much, but it was hotly contested real estate in the 1870s.

  • chmechme Member Posts: 1,416 ✭✭✭✭

    I'll go with the SGMs quote on Custer.

  • Okie743Okie743 Member Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭
    edited July 1

    Good read.

    Thanks for that.

    I never cared too much for Indains. Lots of Cherokees around in my neck of the woods.


    A surprise.

    About 5 years ago or so my Grandson sent me a email with some family history.

    I now like them Indains little bit better, found out I'm 1/4 Cherokee.

    Guess that is why I like to hunt and fish so much and do not care for any kind of people trespassing into my hunting or fishing territory. Also always liked for the woman to clean and cook the game. (while I rested for the next hunt_

    Being a Indain back in the old days was not a good thing.

    Now days everyone wants to be one and get in the Cheese line. (and get a free wal mart blanket made in China with a Cherokee Indain design Imprinted. (maybe even wear the blanket upside down if it has a flag design)Was not aware of the upside down flag thing and it's meaning until I read forgemonkey's post.

    Seems lots of things are upside down now days. Just kidding about wearing the flag upside down now days. A feller could end up on CNN news and in the wrong parade with a upside down flag Indain blanket made in China. (go viral as they say and get mis-labeled)

    Similar to the Forest Gump situation with the skin heads.

  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 50,936 ✭✭✭✭

    Actually there are quite a few accounts related by Indians who were at the battle. One major difference is that the native accounts are mostly, first person, "what I saw," accounts. The cavalry accounts tend to be summary accounts. Thus those, since the cavalry eventually won, those are the remembered accounts most known by us. Not so much among the decendents of the tribes who were there.

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