Big Country [1958]

Joseph heads to Southeast Montana to Custer Country for an historic encounter with a legend and a close encounter with the locals during the annual reenactments of Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.History is a main attraction of Custer Country and finds it in the small towns and at Pompey's Pillar where the only physical evidence of Lewis and Clark's expedition remains.Arriving via the Yellowstone River William Clark scramble to the top he scrawled his name and the date -- July 25, 1806. Every year Custer bites the bullet in Hardin, Montana six miles from the Little Bighorn Battlefield. The yearly battle reenactment is part of the town's Little Big Horn Days celebration which includes parades, rodeos and 1876 Ball.The reenactments highlight the Native American story and relates the events that caused the massacre of Custer's men on July 25, 1876 and countless Indians in other encounters as part of the country's manifest destiny. Like the famous chief Red Cloud once said, "You made us may promises, you broke them all, except one. You said you would take our land and you took it." Nevertheless, the reenactment is a healing event.Custer Country is 36,500 miles big and Joseph rounds out up his "Last Stand" adventure with a visit to a working ranch when he heads out on horseback for a campfire dinner and a sampling of Cheyenne and Crow cultures.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

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Major Henry Terrill:
What do you want Hannassey?

Rufus Hannassey:
Just payin' back the call that you and your men did to my boys this mornin'... sorry I wasn't there to give you the proper welcome. I got me something to say that's about thirty years overdue. This is a mighty fine house, Major Terrill, a gentleman's house. Those are mighty fine clothes your wearin'. Well, maybe you got some of these folks fooled, but you ain't got me fooled, not by a damn sight! The Hannassey's know and admire a real gentleman when they seen one, and they recgonize the smell of a high tone skunk when they smell one. Now, I'm not here tonight complaining about twenty-three of your brave men, beating three of my boys until they couldn't stand. Maybe they had it coming anyway - they're full grown and can take their lickin's. I'm also not here complaining that you're trying to buy the Big Muddy, to keep my cows from water. It's interesting to see the daughter of a genuine gentleman like Glenn Maragon under this roof! I'll tell you why I'm here, Major Terrill. The next time you come a busting and blazing into my place scaring the kids and the women folks, when you invade my home, like you was the law or God Almighty... then I say to you, I've seen every kind of critter God ever made, and I ain't never seen a more meaner, lower, pitiful, yellow, stinking hyprocrite than you! Now you can swallow up a lot of folks and make them like it, but you ain't swallowing me, I'm stuck in your crawl, Major Terrill, and you can't spit me out! You hear me now! You've rode into my place and beat my men for the last time and I give ya warning, you step foot in Blanco Canyon once more and this country goin' to run red with blood until there ain't one of us left! Now I don't hold mine so precious, so if you want to start, here, start now!

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