Fred Did The Council on America's Military Past read the same book as the idiot on the other board. Amazing what happens when a literate individual provides a review. I thought it was very well written and informative for prospective readers (buyers!) to read. Congratulations. Does that make me one Fred's lackeys? Regards Dave
Hey, I think it comes in as a download... if you all can read it, please let me know and let me know what you think about it.
Best wishes, Fred.
I downloaded it and read through it. Tons and tons of good comments from all kinds of folks from all kinds of different sources. The only overtly negative comment was the review on Amazon that guy vben posted. It should be gratifying to see how many really good comments the book has received. Again, you deserve a lot of cudos.
Hello Everyone!!! Jeeez I leave for a while and everything goes to Hell in a handbasket!!
Fred, just wanted to let you know I am starting your book again, looking for any " nuggets " I missed in the first sluicing, ,,, Harvest time here in North Montana, sittin in line with 5 semis in front of me, dumping Malt Barley , all so you guys can enjoy a fresh cooooool one! 95 above here today they day, probably have a few myself this evenin, as the guy on the other board says,,,, GARRYOWEN, from Montana!
" Holy $hit Autie,,,,,,look at all them Redskins!”
I am going to let you all in on a little secret. This has nothing to do with the Strategy book, though there is a relationship of sorts.
The latest work I am engaged in has to do with Indian numbers and I have been researching Kingsley Bray's work, John Gray's, Ephriam Dickson's, and a fellow who used to post here: whose board name escapes me, but who is from Germany and has been a big help to me-- us, really. This is all derived from a statistical analysis, the method being generally accepted in the academic world as "acceptable" if not better than that and that I have used before... as have doctors Fox, Scott, Connor, Bleed, and others.
So hang on to your hats...
The number of lodges at the Little Big Horn: 1,485
The number of Cheyenne people at the Little Big Horn: 1,080
The number of Sioux (of all tribes) at the Little Big Horn: 7,870
Total Native Americans at the Little Big Horn: 8,950
Great for approximate number of Indians at LBH. Any breakdown on warriors? Would "Warriors" mean adults and/or teenagers or even pre-teens? If 8,950 is approximate then one would have to say 1/4 would be warriors since the assumption was there were more woman and children and elderly than war-ready warriors. So 1/4 of 8,950 would be 2,225 warriors which is in the neighborhood or most "scholarly" accounts! Once again Fred has hit the nail on the head.
Now were all 2,225 warriors in on the fight(s)? . . . how many took care of Reno and how many were ready for Custer? How many of the warriors that dealt with Reno arrived in time to reinforce the warriors who stopped Custer? And now the big question: what was the total of warriors that finished off Custer?