Hi are there any film clips with survivors talking. thank you Brian
Good question. "Talkies" did not come along till the mid-late 1920's but Edison's recording device was available around the turn of the 19th-20th Century so perhaps a voice recording is more realistic? Remember, Libby died in 1931 in her early 90s just a few years after talkies became the norm.
There is a film clip of Two Moons using sign language to "explain" the fight at the LBH. There is also a silent film supposedly of Libbie Custer at a pottery shop taken in the 1920s but no indication of that being her.
Since so many participants of the LBH lived well into the 20th century one would think someone would have made a lot more films or recordings of them but as far as I know the only one is the above ones. Such an important historical event should have gotten someone's attention about filming the survivors before they died.
There are many other film clips of Indians who lived through the 19th century and participated in battles but no indication of who they are other them "warriors".
I am aware of several recordings of Confederate veterans from the 1920's and 30's and surprised that there no filming of soldiers who participated in the battle of the LBH. I imagine that a young PhD candidate could find some hidden gems in the process of writing their dissertation one day soon.
I did find a really nice montage of photos of the June 4, 1910 dedication of the Custer statue in Monroe, MI. President Taft is pictured along with photos of Libbie reveling the statue to the public. It does have a really cool soundtrack with period voices performing. Well worth the viewing. Regards Dave