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« on: January 31, 2018, 06:42:38 pm »


A friend and I have been pursuing what happened to the personal effects taken from the Custer soldiers for quite a few years. We made a teaser video about 5 years ago and the History Channel picked it up and filmed for about 5 weeks the fall of 2016. We saw some video of the uncompleted project and it appears that they are going to get the documentary completed and maybe even broadcast this coming May or June.

It has been quite a few years and miles to get to this point, but it looks like it might finally happen. We haven't tried to visit the overworked philosophical aspects of the battle or who did what and where, we have researched different documents of what happened to the artifacts from the battle. There is so much conjecture about historical figures and events, that we aren't interested in rehashing these kinds of situations. We have found some real unique aspects of what happened after the battle, that it is quite interesting to see that, to this point, what we filmed is entirely unique to anything produced to date.

I hope to see this get broadcast and find out what the opinion of viewers might be. If all goes well, there should be 3 programs and hopefully enough interest to add a couple more years of research and discovery to one of America's Crown Jewels of history.
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 07:59:23 pm »

That sounds great!  Keep us informed.

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 11:01:49 pm »

I have a book by Will Hutchison called Artifacts of the Battle of the Little Big Horn.  It shows photos of the known items that were at the battle site.  Some of the items shown are from the owners of persons who were at the battle but the items were not necessarily at the battle site, such as, Custer's toothbrush, comb and hairbrush.

Just as an aside, there were 17 Canadians serving with the 7th Cavalry at the Little Big Horn.  Two commissioned officers and 15 other ranks.  The officers were Lt William W. Cooke, Custer's adjutant and Lt. Donald McIntosh, "G" Company Commander with Renos Battalion. Both officers were KIA.
 
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 11:16:33 pm »


Lots of speculation on what happened and why. We have been fortunate enough to find new territory and new data...


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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 09:59:52 am »

Looking forward to seeing it!
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 11:36:57 am »

It is a great idea and I will be looking forward to seeing the documentary. I was touring the Rosebud battlefield and met a Native American descendent of some of the participants. She volunteered the information that a lot of the relics were hidden at the time and we’re still there while pointing in the general direction of the landscape.
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