Posted by Kathy S on February 25, 1999 at 00:17:05:
In Reply to: War Clubs versus ... Nut Crackers???? posted by Rich on February 24, 1999 at 12:07:53:
: One of the things I disagreed with Russell Means the most with, of things we talked about in his interview, was something no one has so far mentioned.
: This is the statement that there was no such thing as "war clubs!" He took it further, stating they were nothing more than "nut crackers."
: Anybody have thoughts on this issue? One way or the other?
Rich, I did wonder about that nut cracker statement.Gotta admit, I was impressed with that scary war club, and a little dissapointed to find out from Mr. Means that in actual life the war club would have been a mere "nut cracker". That somehow conjures an image of Chingachgook running through the woods with one of those Christmasy toy soldiers. It seem a bit odd that Michael Mann would permit such a prominently featured weapon to be less than authentic.
It seems Russel Means was trying to make a point of some sort, "....Michael Mann, of course, you know the white man, bigger is better ... so, he enlarged it by about four times, put a spike in it. He says he had seen a replica of that in a museum."
Still a little confused about size of the war club, but not about the attitude behind the remark.
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