Post by johnhafnor on Jan 25, 2013 18:40:17 GMT -5
Thanks, Kingsley. I shall track down your "We Belong to the North" (the start of a Lakota answer to Sandoz and "Cheyenne Autumn"? The journey would certainly rival the drama.)
I guess my last big decision is-- by what route to get Elk Robe/Stands For Them to Canada: by way of the agencies and then via "breakaway" in fall '77? ... OR ... same year, but directly from Powder River Basin as alternative to surrender. Would you agree it's probably a "either/or"?
I realize it will probably come down to no more than an educated guess.
Post by kingsleybray on Jan 26, 2013 7:32:28 GMT -5
Speaking as an historian, my educated guess based on weighing the probabilities would favour them going straight to Canada early in 1877. But a novel has different necessities. I shall continue to mull it over.
Post by johnhafnor on Jan 29, 2013 19:41:36 GMT -5
Kingsley ... I favor your "educated historian's guess". It feels right. (after all, of Elk Robe's many male offspring we see names like "Soldier", "Defender", "Nation", "Steals Horses". Just maybe a hint that he would have hesitated to surrender with Hump at Tongue River C. Txs as always. John Hafnor
Here's another photo of James Stands For Them (#4), taken at Wood S.D. probably between 1913 and 1915. Also pictured is Sleeping Bear (was employed by the Indian Police of Rosebud) and Eagle Hawk, who I believe to be the son of that "wingman" of Crazy Horse, He Dog. Thoughts?