I’ve always loved this painting and remember textbooks illustrating Mulvany’s “Custer’s Last Rally” at the Battle of Little Bighorn. While beautiful and probably the most famous depiction of the bloodshed, Custer’s last stand more likely looked like a last, desperate act of survival. Anyway, the remains of 220 soldiers, scouts, and civilians are buried near an obelisk memorial, while 28 remains were never found. If/when you visit this poignant site, look out for the marble headstones randomly dotting the terrain. They represent where the soldiers originally fell and were buried before being reinterred. General Custer lies at West Point today. The site also acknowledges and memorializes some of the great Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.
From a forensics perspective, every battlefield is a crime scene. Experts were able to help recreate this event and how/where soldiers fell, from skeletal trauma, tool marks, and locations of shell casings, among other things.
To all our front-line warriors: This Thanksgiving and everyday, I thank you for keeping watch while we celebrate in company of family and friends and sleep in the comfort of our beds.
Throughout much of the 19th century, the United States was at constant war with the Native tribes who once called this land home. One such War was the Red Cloud’s War from 1866-1868. The name was derived from the Native leader Chief Red Cloud. He was leading the #Lakota , Northern #Cheyenne , and #Arapaho tribes against the American Army. The war was primarily fought over control of the Powder River Country, territory of current day #Wyoming . Years earlier, settlers had laid a trail called the Bozeman trail through this territory and settlements as well as three military forts were constructed. Many small scale raids were fought. The largest action of the war was called the Fetterman Fight, which left 81 American Soldiers dead. It was the deadliest confrontation on the Great Plains until the Battle of Little Bighorn. In 1868, the Treaty of Fort Laramie was signed and resulted in a Native victory. The native tribes of the area would keep control of the region for the next 8 years until the Great Sioux War of 1876, when America would take full control of this region. #history#atlashistory#nativeamerican#sioux#littlebighorn#tribe#chiefredcloud#americanfrontier#army
Nice little gem, that one of our regulars just bought to replace his e90 335i he wrecked :( . But any ways new car to him and already drama brake booster code due to master cylinder failure with brake fluid. Bought the only BMW master cylinder in the county for the m3 12 back in Germany. What a lucky guy. #bluecloudmen#arapaho#germancars#bmw#m3#e90#motorsports .
New moccasins! Back in May I won a raffle run by @furiouslyfancy and the first prize was a custom pair of moccasins hand made by his mother, the living legend Zedora Teton, great granddaughter of Chief Washakie. I was so happy to be the winner and considered that a great blessing.
Today I received them and they are magnificent. You can feel the love and wisdom passed down countless generations in each bead and stitch. I learned a lot of things by talking to Zedora as she made these moccasins. She told me that beading is a form of prayer and that one has to be thinking good things while doing the work. In this way good medicine is imparted into the item.
The design is based on a Lakota pattern.
May these moccasins help me to walk the good red road.
It was a privilege to meet and work with Mark Soldier Wolf and his Arapaho family. He created a valuable traditional legacy in those he loved, led, and taught. I’m thankful for lasting memories made in Riverton and Littleton.
Last weekend, I had the honour and privilege of being the first Malaysian guest of the #Cheyenne and #Arapaho Nation in Oklahoma.
Met Mr. Gordon Yellowman, the wonderful Tribal Chief, in Oklahoma City. After our interview, he said that it would be a shame if I didn't get to see bisons and other things we discussed about earlier.
So, he kindly drove me to visit his community and family in El Reno, and I learnt so much through our conversations. I am tremendously humbled by his gesture, and cannot thank him enough for welcoming me into his home.
I can't fully express how special this experience is, so please don't mind me if I keep having excitatory spasms when I think of this moment for the next few... forever ;p
@mat_hames The director of the Documentary “What Was Ours”. Telling the story of repatriation for the Arapaho tribe with their historical artifacts. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m back in Denver missing the Wind River, or if it’s watching this documentary...but I’m crying. We are resilient. @jgdresser I admire you even more now. Thank you Mat for working with me. #documentary#director#arapaho#repatriation#knowledge#extensionsofus
I love that we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. I love that when my power goes out, a truck arrives 45 mins later and fixes the problem at 12am in 30° temps. I love that we get to live on a farm and enjoy so many freedoms. I love that even though, there were reports of break ins on farms in our rural area, I know we can protect ourselves. I don’t take those freedoms for granted, ever.
I’m voting today for a lot of reasons. And I’m not going to write about them here. I don’t enjoy the double standard of being silenced, but that is how it feels on social media. Everyone posts, saying, go and vote. But I do wonder if they truly mean that for everyone. I hope they do. Because I sure do. Vote your conscience, vote based on your personal and/or religious beliefs because that’s your right in this amazing free country we live in. No one deserves to be bashed or ridiculed for their voting choices.
Let’s be mature and just vote without belittling others.❤️💙🇺🇸