Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Something That Might Stir Up Controversy...

...but really shouldn't.

A scene from HBO's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee""

This version does not come from a transcript of the meeting, which in reality took two days in October 1876 prior to the Battle of Cedar Creek, but it pretty aptly summarizes Miles' view of the history of the northern plains. For example, see his Personal Recollections and Observations, especially the beginning of Chapter 14, "The Sioux War." It is available at Google Books, which it turns out we can embed. So here:



Stephen said...

Suitable for US survey use.

g_rob said...

But what would Kevin Costner say?

dcat said...

g_rob --
Whatever he'd say he'd do so in a terrible, awful accent.