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Old 17 Mar 14, 23:26
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Thanks for a well thought out post. Custer will always be controversial, Hollywood has made him out to be both imbecile and hero, since the 1960s he has been a popular whipping boy for white guilt over the treatment of the Native American.
If his subordinates had carried out his orders as he issued them perhaps things would have turned out different.
One thing we all know as fact is there is a common tradition in the US of trashing our historic figures which makes it very hard to separate truth from character assassination.
I can not think of one American historic figure that has been exempt from being praised or defamed.
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