Post by Diane Merkel on Sept 25, 2009 20:28:31 GMT -5
The History International cable channel will be showing "The Little Big Horn: The Untold Story" on Saturday night, September 26, at 8:00 pm Central.
We'll look with fresh eyes at the infamous battle, using over two decades of research by Dr. Herman J. Viola, Curator Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution, whose close friendship with Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow, grandson of one of Custer's six Crow scouts, afforded him unique access to the Native-American community's insights.
That two-hour program will be followed by "Comanche Warriors":
They invented the swirling, circling wagon train attack. They took captives...or decorated their lances with the scalps of those who fought back. From a ragtag band of scavengers, the Comanche transformed themselves into superior warriors by becoming the first tribe to tame the wild mustangs. In less than a generation, the Comanche became the world's greatest horsemen. For more than 150 years, the Comanche of the Southwest were ferocious raiders who stuck terror into the hearts of the plains tribes, Mexican villagers, and frontier settlers. They became the most feared and powerful tribe to follow the massive buffalo herds across the American heartland. We detail the motivation, tactics, weapons, and experiences of these nomadic Native Americans known as the "Lords of the Southern Plains".
Post by Diane Merkel on Sept 24, 2010 10:21:31 GMT -5
Thank you for the correction. The History Channel specializes in "commercial" history; i.e., that which will appeal to the masses and sell their products. They often get things wrong. They would benefit from having someone on their staff with your expertise.