Posted by Danalee Lavelle-Burroughs on December 04, 1999 at 10:52:50:
In Reply to: Re: Missed the best part posted by Dana S. on December 03, 1999 at 21:11:27:
Dana, I've got it on tape if it doesn't reappear on the schedule soon. Check the History Channel website for programming.
Sad to see the History Channel succumbing to commercials. I thought I had the wrong channel selected at first.
The program was wonderful; including bits that Viola did NOT include in his book. What comes to mind immediately is Capt. Miles Keogh, the dashing Irishman leading Custer's Company I. The program indicates Keogh alone was left unmutilated by the Indians. [Mutilation/dismembering believed to keep the Spirit of the dead from finding peace in the hereafter; so the practice of cutting up the enemy was common to many tribes and cultures.] It seems that the handsome Keogh carried on his person a medal given him by the Pope for military services rendered in action Keogh had seen during the Piedmontese wars in Italy. Keogh had gone from his native Ireland to Italy and joined up with the Church's army. Sounds like the Crusades all over again!!?? Anyway, Keogh carried the medal in a bag around his neck and it was on him in death. The Indians found it on his person and according to reports left Keogh as he lay. They also took care of his horse, instead of slaughtering it as they would have done. The horse was cared for until it died of old age many years later. LUcky beast. Those two hours really whet my appetite for more! Danalee
: : Folks: This is a treatise of the book we've discussed elsewhere in these postings: 'Little Big Horn Remembered' by Herman Viola. Viola's research is discussed. Basically, a capsule of his book in two hours. 5 pm Pacific. Danalee
: : : LBH: The Untold Story is on tonight on the History Channel.
: Well, I was lucky enough to have my husband suggest LBH for our viewing pleasure this evening. All went well for the first hour. I had read some of Rich's site pertaining to LBH, so I was REALLY looking forward to more. As luck would have it though, I was unable to see the last hour. Darn! The best part. Would someone please be so kind as to post this again if it is shown in the future! Thanks for the heads up today! What I DID see was very interesting.
: Also, does anyone know more about what Abraham Lincoln's policies concerning the Indians were?
: Dana S.
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