By Gerald Duff
Chatting in the course of their journey, the reenactors talk about their obsessions, own objectives, and screw ups of nerve. Interwoven with their development towards the conflict are narrations, magazine entries, and first-person viewpoints from many others who have been really inquisitive about the ancient occasions. squaddies and scouts for the cavalry; Sioux, Crow, and Cheyenne witnesses; and other halves and daughters all provide their types of “truth,” establishing a texture and intensity of irony, humor, and tragic meaning to these smooth american citizens pushed to aim to “play Custer.”
This year—a particular anniversary of the true battle—they are suddenly chosen for crucial new roles. This time, they're going to play Custer and loopy Horse.
All builds towards the genuine and reenacted ultimate moments at the battlefield of Custer’s final stand.
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Playing Custer by Gerald Duff