"The army is the Indian's best friend." -George Armstrong Custer
Invariably, someone will pose the question to you: Would you rather be loved or feared? Lives are led depending upon this response. Yet if the question were: Would you rather be remembered or forgotten? The legacy of a life's focus shifts. We live in a celebrity culture and 'Any publicity is good publicity,' but what if we are only remembered for our misdeeds, blunders, and cruelty? Now we are in the heart of history, for this is the story of the American West.
1838: Trail of Tears: Mass removal of Cherokees marching westward to new lands in present-day Oklahoma.
1864: Sand Creek Massacre: Colonel John Chivington slaughters over 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho (mostly women and children) in the Colorado Territory.
1865: Cheyenne, Sioux, and Arapaho warriors raid and burn the town of Julesburg, Colorado in retaliation for Sand Creek.
Into this madness rides George Armstrong Custer.