With the way Custer is being chased, and then abruptly throws up a line and fires right into the Indians faces before they can really stop themselves... does the Last Stand depicted in the Errol Flynn film actually look more like the Yellow Stone fight towards the beginning fight stages of this clip?
People by now have probably stated a lot of inaccuracies and romantizations from Flynn... the interesting thing here though is that if anything of the fight had been set up this way, the Indians would have surely been repulsed. Here, the Indians are charging head on into a line of fire that keeps cutting down rows and rows of Indians who keep bluntly popping up like Zu Lu warriors (thanks for pointing that out Keogh!).
In the Yellow Stone fight, I think the indians might have looked just like this FOR A MOMENT before they would have been able to put on the breaks and turn around and run, and I think a good amount of them were slew and wounded and Custer won that fight.
I'd be curious if this looks anything like the Yellow Stone fight. Can anyone tell me if I'm on the right or wrong track?
I had never heard of the Yellow stone fight, so I googled it and this came up, Battle of Honsinger Bluff. After reading this story on wiki, I was amazed at this battle, I didn't even know it had taken place, even mentions about some of the officers involved that also fought and died at the BLBH, I wonder if the experience gained at this battle was either a good thing or bad thing, the Indians where a lot stronger at BLBH then at BHB, and I wonder if the Officers took any lessons from this battle. Yan.
Last Edit: Sept 5, 2011 5:47:59 GMT -5 by yantaylor