Massacre of the Cheyenne

. The story I mean to relate is for tomorrow. This is another story. This one needs to be told first, as Joe Starita tells it first, for context, in his I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice. Standing Bear’s story is of the Ponca tribe. This story is of the Cheyenne. […]

CineFile – Cheyenne Autumn

. Yesterday’s post on Geronimo put me in mind of John Ford‘s Cheyenne Autumn. The excerpt from We Shall Remain noted how within only several years of Geronimo’s capture he had transformed in the American consciousness from demon savage into the iconic fierce warrior. (The U.S. special forces operation that killed Osama bin Laden was code-named “Geronimo.”) John Ford spent much […]

Cinefile – “I’ll be there”

Yesterday, the Republicans, who begrudge laid off workers their unemployment benefits and once more threaten not to extend them, refused to extend tax cuts for any American because they couldn’t get them for every dollar over $250,000 for the affluent and wealthy. That’s what they stand for. In the well of the Senate, Bernie Sanders […]