Trumpeter Martin's horse. Oct 3, 2013 13:13:18 GMT -5
Post by bc on Oct 3, 2013 13:13:18 GMT -5
I understand why SSR is suggested it is an easy ride but why would allow all the drainages to fill with Indians and why would you travel so far from the big village. In any case they all seem to end in MTC around the same place. At the end of the SSR ride it turns right into the mouth of Cedar Coulée.
That is precisely the way I see it. We rode directly along SSR and on down going north and it all opens up into a broad flat plain (still slightly sloping to the north) before getting into the bottom of MTC. MTC is rather wide right there as well and there is no reason to continue on into it unless they wanted to get up to the other side.
That broad flat area below SSR to the north appears to link up Middle Coulee, Cedar Coulee, South MTC without having to go into the bottom of the main part of MTC proper.
Because of the rise/slight ridge coming down from the sugarloaf on the west side of Middle Coulee and because MTC kinda doglegs to the southeast (coming from the ford), that flat area is out of sight of the village.
I think that flat area would be a good location to stop, tighten cinches, check weapons, get a drink, etc before moving on. I also think that companies marching in formation with flags displayed while heading towards the ford directly, (without going into MTC proper) would cross that slight rise/sugarloaf ridge and be the spitting image of what Two Moon saw.
I have some pics while on horseback in that flat area I'll try to find and post.