I've been on the road since last Friday collecting information, photos, and video for additions to the website. I've traveled through Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska and have amassed over 2,500 miles so far. I still have several more sites to visit. I've meet some wonderful people and seen some amazing sites. The scene of Crazy Horse's death at Fort Robinson, NE affected me the most. I kept finding myself going back to the site.
The West continues to amaze me. It's so big and open. The terrain and people are so varied. When I'm making one of my 500 mile drives to an obscure battleground I keep looking at all the open space and wonder why all the fighting had to happen. There's plenty of room for all. I keep coming back to the White Man's greed and the Indians failure to grasp what was happening to them. I'll have plenty about this on the website in August and September.
I've getting really behind on answering email but will ctach them up a day or two after I return home.