Post by Diane Merkel on Sept 26, 2017 12:32:57 GMT -5
My husband Chuck and I are planning to visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, and the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument next June. We'd love to meet up with others who will be at the battlefield around June 25.
If you have questions about visiting or have tips to pass along to others, feel free to post them here.
I would love to shake your hand but the logistics of our entourage rule out a journey with Muriel and I would not leave her behind. Such is life. i-regs
I wonder if you could clear up a matter with Scott & Bleed's 1997 published, 'A good walk around the boundary : archeological inventory of the Dyck and other properties adjacent to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument'. Was it Paul Dyck of the Buffalo Culture Collection, whose land bordered the monument?
This would be a good year to visit. Putt had a heart attack and has lost a lot of weight and I suspect he has changed his life style a lot. It would be a shame not to have met him since he is a big part of the Trading Post experience. I think you have to hear Michael Donahue and Steve Adelson give their talks at the visitor center. I am sad to report that horses at the 7th Ranch are all gone including Chip's Keogh. They went to a good place where children can enjoy them.
I am most likely doing a Dutch Oven demonstration at the 7th Ranch like I did this year. It was a success and not much food left over. The peach cobbler went immediately in less than two minutes.
“ A Mounted Officer's first duty is to his horses.”
I will not be wronged, I will not be insulted and I won't be laid a hand upon.
I'm sorry to say that our 2018 visit was overruled by majority (i.e. wife said so) but I'm tentatively thinking of a 2019. Maybe I can get enough points to ask about the 8 day training <http://www.uscavalryschool.com/programs/custers_last_ride.shtml>. Any good recommendations of where to leave a wife and couple kids nearby for a day or so while dad walks the battlefield? Hope you all have fun!
Edit: Actually in all honesty, I see a lot of guide options online. If I am able to make it in 2019, for someone reasonably knowledgeable of the period and battle, and someone who would like to walk and talk the actual sites as much as possible, are there any recommendations from the group here? I would probably be going in June, if not sometime during the summer so probably peak season. Thanks,