By Gerald Duff
Chatting in the course of their journey, the reenactors talk about their obsessions, own pursuits, and screw ups of nerve. Interwoven with their growth towards the conflict are narrations, magazine entries, and first-person viewpoints from many others who have been truly all for the old occasions. squaddies and scouts for the cavalry; Sioux, Crow, and Cheyenne witnesses; and better halves and daughters all provide their models of “truth,” establishing a texture and intensity of irony, humor, and tragic meaning to these sleek americans pushed to aim to “play Custer.”
This year—a particular anniversary of the genuine battle—they are suddenly chosen for crucial new roles. This time, they are going to play Custer and loopy Horse.
All builds towards the genuine and reenacted ultimate moments at the battlefield of Custer’s final stand.
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Playing Custer by Gerald Duff