Post by Diane Merkel on Apr 22, 2010 11:21:47 GMT -5
I often receive requests for guide recommendations for the Little Bighorn. I recently received one, asking for a guide to the major battlefields, including Fetterman, Wounded Knee, Rosebud, etc. The gentleman is a professional tour guide and could potentially bring a lot of business to those areas. If you know of anyone who provides a guided tour service in the Indian Wars areas, please post the information here or write to me.
Being my own tour guide is my preference, having conquered many far-off cities and sites. If I were to tour the major battlefields of the Plains, I would rent a car and take along Paul Hedren's "Traveler's Guide to the Great Sioux War: The Battlefields, Forts, and Sites of America's Greatest Indian War" or "Travel Guide to the Plains Indian Wars", by Stan Hoig, along with my GPS.
I'm actually surprised that I couldn't find a personal guide on Google -- I would have thought that they exist. Now I'm wondering why this isn't a service offered by local natives who know the history and geography! (Or, maybe it is.) I was reminded of personal guides for hire at other places (e.g. Gettysburg battlefield.)
I would think that a few calls to the authors or reservation tribal offices might result in a connection with an eager guide!