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Washita Media War 1868

Washita Media War 1868

In the 1970 film, Little Big Man, General Custer and the 7th Cavalry are depicted charging into the Washita Massacre at dawn to the tune of “Garryowen,” an old Irish drinking song that Custer loved and which he made the regimental anthem. We know this much...
Racing Down the Yellowstone

Racing Down the Yellowstone

Before the dominance railroads in America, rivers were the byways with the longest reach for moving people and goods. With the advent of the steamboat, shallow-draft engine-powered travel was possible over thousands of miles of waterways. River navigation was a tricky...