The killing of Custer…
Because I was wandering around the camps I didn’t end up watching the reenactment proper but was “backstage” where the directing was happening…
The main director….
This member of the Calvary was sidelined due to a horse injury. His wife said he likes to pose for photos….
My brother and I were hiking in Oregon a year or two ago and while driving home came across a Civil War reenactment but it was over we talked to the actors for a bit. They were basically proud to be racist. This was different everyone had a great attitude. I didn’t encounter any racial animosity.
Here they are practicing formations..
riding around in circles….
There are what appears to be two Custers but I think this is the real one for the sole purpose that he has a beaded glove! If this is the Official Custer another actor told me that he has been officially declared the expert on Custer by the U.S. Government. He knows all about Custer, and has purchased Custer’s home!
Maybe this is Custer’s brother…
All of the Indians are young men and boys who are unbelievable riders. The Calvary riders are all experienced but the Indians just hop on and off with no saddle…at one point one of the Indians horses was bucking all of the way down the field and the rider didn’t fall off…bareback!