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  • Military officers on Custer's plan

    20 janvier 2008 ( #LBH: Custer's plan )

    LITTLE BIGHORN CAMPAIGN “A few years ago, while teaching at the Army’s Command and General Staff College, I was fortunate enough to be afforded a chance to revisit the site of the battle [of the Little Bighorn] along with a number of senior military officers...

  • Buffalo Bill

    10 août 2007 ( #The American West )

    HEROES OF THE WEST: BUFFALO BILL William F. Cody was born on February 26, 1846 near Leclair, Iowa. In 1854 his family moved to settle on lands in what would soon be Kansas Territory. Young William’s father died in 1857, leaving the boy to help provide...

  • Black Kettle's men in the massacres

    16 août 2007 ( #Washita: the causes (II) )

    One of Black Kettle's headmen was leading 200 warriors in massacres of white civilians before the battle of the Washita. BLACK KETTLE'S MEN BEFORE THE WASHITA source: Richard G. Hardorff., Washita Memories, Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, page 52...

  • Abandoned

    27 août 2007 ( #LBH: Custer's plan )

    LITTLE BIGHORN CAMPAIGN Custer’s Last Stand Still Stands Up (extract) by Robert Nightengale , Custer scholar, author of "Little Big Horn" (FarWest publishing, 1996), in Wild West magazine, August 2005 source: HistoryNet.com Not that it was always smooth...

  • Custer vs Mosby in the Civil War

    01 septembre 2007 ( #Custer in the Civil War )

    When Civil War's John Singleton Mosby's Partisan Rangers clashed with George A. Custer's Union Cavalry, the niceties of war were the first casualty. Reprisal and counter reprisal became the order of the day. CUSTER vs MOSBY : CLASH IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY...

  • Lieutenant Godfrey on Reno

    03 septembre 2007 ( #LBH : Reno's attack )

    Lieutenant Godfrey on what happened on Reno Hill during two hours RENO'S INCOMPETENCE source: Century Magazine, January 1892 (in William Graham, The Custer Myth, 1953, pages 129-145) "Reno was already in the fight and his (Custer's) own battalion was...

  • Hump's account of the battle

    04 septembre 2007 ( #LBH: accounts by "hostiles" )

    LITTLE BIGHORN CAMPAIGN A Sioux account of the Little Bighorn WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE source: William Graham, The Custer Myth, Stackpole Books, 1953, page 78 Sioux Minneconjou Hump's account: The sun was about at meridian when the fight began. That was...

  • Nevin Custer on Autie

    08 septembre 2007 ( #General Custer's life )

    CUSTER AS HIS BROTHER REMEMBERS HIM source: newspaper article from Topeka, Kansas, date of June 1910, Monroe Library In a big white farm house fronting the historic river Raisin, three miles north of Monroe, Mich., lives Nevin Custer, a typical Western...

  • Black Kettle's hostages

    14 septembre 2007 ( #Washita: white captives )

    Proving that the Blinns were held in Black Kettle's village BLACK KETTLE’S HOSTAGES By Dr Gregory Michno , historian and member of custerwest.org. Gregory Michno is the famous authors of several important books on Custer and the Frontier, including Lakota...

  • The "genocide" myth

    19 septembre 2007 ( #No genocide on the Plains )

    The historical imposture of the "genocide" myth and its consequences DEFAMATION AGAINST AMERICANS by Michael Medved, American syndicated talk radio host and author of 10 non-fiction books, including The Shadow Presidents (Times, 1979) and Right Turns...

  • Custer still stands

    25 septembre 2007 ( #The Custer legacy )

    The "Custer Week" next October in Monroe, Michigan, Custer's town MONROE HONORS ITS HERO By Myranda Morgan, The Monroe Journal If you have ever watched a General George Armstrong Custer documentary or attended a Veteran’s Day parade in downtown Monroe,...

  • A Sioux account

    28 septembre 2007 ( #LBH: accounts by "hostiles" )

    LITTLE BIGHORN CAMPAIGN Sioux yanktonai Thunder Bear's account A SIOUX ACCOUNT OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN source: Richard G. Hardorff, Indian Views of the Custer Fight , Arthur H. Clark Company, 2004, pages 87-90 The Yanktonai were camping at Old Fort Peck...

  • The BoyGeneral

    30 septembre 2007 ( #Custer in the Civil War )

    BATTLE OF ALDIE : Captain Custer leads the charge. BATTLE OF TOM'S BROOK (Woodstock Races): Major General Custer salutes Confederate General Thomas Rosser, who was his classmate at West Point. This will be one of the greatest victories of the Union cavalry...

  • Custer at West Point

    30 septembre 2007 ( #General Custer's life )

    source: Pritzker Military Library "If Custer had run for Presidency in 1876, he would have been elected." Political scientist and author James S. Robbins, extract of the interview INTERVIEW IN VIDEO + QUESTIONS James S. Robbins on "Last of their class,...

  • Legend of the Old West: Ok Corral

    05 octobre 2007 ( #The American West )

    THE AMERICAN WEST : LEGEND OF THE OK CORRAL After Custer's Last Stand, the extraordinary BBC program (2007) takes a look on the shoot-out at OK Corral, when the lawmen shot the gangsters... and when Wyatt Earp became an immortal legend. Enjoy this new...

  • Born to be a soldier

    08 octobre 2007 ( #General Custer's life )

    WORDS OF A LEADER "You ask me if I will not be glad when the last battle is fought, so far as the country is concerned I, of course, must wish for peace, and will be glad when the war is ended, but if I answer for myself alone, I must say that I shall...

  • George Crook in 1876

    09 octobre 2007 ( #LBH : before the battle )

    Three columns had to hunt Indians in 1876. But George Crook's 1'300 soldiers lost ten men at the battle of the Rosebud and then fell back to... go fishing on the Yellowston river. GEORGE CROOK'S DUTY Mary Trotter Kion , Suite101 Two major battles took...

  • The untold story of the Frontier

    13 octobre 2007 ( #Washita: the causes (II) )

    The Indian Depredation Files reveals the untold story of the Frontier INDIAN DEPREDATION CLAIMS ONE OF THE MANY ROADS TO THE LITTLE BIGHORN by Dr. Jefferson Broome . He is a member of custerwest.org and of the Custer Battlefield Historical Association...

  • Son of the Morning Star (1991)

    16 octobre 2007 ( #VIDEOS: movies (I) )

    Cast: Dean Stockwell (General Sheridan), Rosanna Arquette (Libbie Custer), Gary Cole (General Custer) and Rodney Grant (Warchief Crazy Horse) "Son of the Morning" was the TV adaptation of Evan Connell's best-selling book. It is by far the most impressive...

  • Charisma and talent... Errol Flynn

    22 octobre 2007 ( #VIDEOS: movies (II) )

    A legend played a legend... Errol Flynn was George Custer in They Died with their Boots on Errol Flynn stars as General George Armstrong Custer whose flamboyant career began at West Point Academy and ended at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Custer's last...

  • Custer in memories

    25 octobre 2007 ( #General Custer's life )

    1941: while Errol Flynn plays Custer on screen, an ordinary citizen of Michigan remembers Custer CUSTER IN MEMORIES source: Monroe Library These are the days of Custer reminiscences in Monroe, awakened by the General George Armstrong Custer picture "They...

  • Reno's attack by Wooden Leg

    27 octobre 2007 ( #LBH : Reno's attack )

    Cheyenne warrior Wooden Leg remembers the first hour of the battle REMEMBERING RENO'S ATTACK source: Thomas Marquis, Wooden Leg, page 217 passim In my sleep I dreamed that a great crowd of people were making lots of noise. Something in the noise startled...

  • The spirit of the West

    29 octobre 2007 ( #The American West )

    The Spirit of the West is a mix of freedom, huge risks and responsabilities, excitement, danger, success, a new life in a vast place where everything seems possible. It's where life and death are so close, where poor become rich, where average people...

  • In Libbie's own words

    31 octobre 2007 ( #The Custers: a love story )

    In Libbie's own words WALK ALONE IN THE SHADOW source: Elizabeth Custer, "Boots and Saddles": Or Life in Dakota with General Custer, chapter XXIX, University of Virginia Library Not the shadow of an anxiety, nor the faintest sign of dread of the coming...

  • Spielberg's ridiculous miniserie

    08 novembre 2007 ( #VIDEOS: movies (II) )

    Spielberg's miniserie "Into the West" stands as one of the most boring and ridiculous miniserie ever filmed on the American West. TEDIUM AND CLICHÉS by Glenn Garvin, June 10, 2005, Miami Herald Thoughts of a normal viewer: "No kidding, could this be the...

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