Research Review: 2000

Back issues of the Research Review are $10.00 each for LBHA members and $20.00 each for non-members.

Vol. 14, No. 1, Winter 2000
Front Cover Illustration: Painting of Custer
by Michael Schreck

“The 'Wallace Factor' at the Reno Court of Inquiry”by Larry Sklenar
The second witness called at the Reno Court of Inquiry was the twenty-nine year old West Point graduate from the Class of 1872, First Lieutenant George D. Wallace. The South Carolina native gave his version of the march down Reno Creek and the ensuing Valley and Hilltop fights. His testimony alone supports Major Marcus A. Reno on several crucial points. Larry Sklenar carefully examines Lieutenant Wallace's testimony and makes a case that Wallace's testimony was less than "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."
“The Saga of Clara H. Blinn at the Battle of the Washita” by Judith P. Justus
Ohio historian Judith Justus tells us the tragic story of a young Ohio woman that began in Perrysburg, Ohio, and ended at Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Oklahoma. This little known story of life and death on the Great Plains illustrates the severity of days not so long ago.

“Research” by Robert Skimin
Writing history or historical fiction can be both rewarding and enjoyable. Well-known and prize-winning author Robert Skimin gives the want-to-be-wrter some valuable tips and insights in discovering useful material and then putting it together.

"Sergeant James Harrison Smith" by Jeff Broome
Dedicated LBHA member Jeff Broome took time to research a U.S. Seventh Cavalry enlisted man who may have participated in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Thanks to Sergeant Smith's relatives' communications with Dr. Broome, new first time information is made available to our readers.

Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer 2000
Front Cover Illustration: “Into the Valley of the Shadow” by Michael Schreck

"'So That the Place Might Be Remembered': Cheyenne Markers at Little Bighorn Battlefield"
by John A. Doerner
It took seventy-four years for the government to act upon the request of Cheyenne Chief Lame White Man's relatives to mark the spot where this brave warrior fell. Chief Historian of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument John Doerner tells not only this remarkable story but also details the final tribute paid to these courageous warriors who perished to preserve their way of life on that momentous and tragic afternoon of 25 June 1876.

“Girard Knoll Considered" by W. Donald Horn
Chairman of the LBHA and respected Custer scholar Don Horn examines the evidence as to the exact location where interpreter Girard yelled to Custer that he had spotted the Indians and that they were fleeing. This information was the final spark that ignited Custer's attack of the huge Sioux and Cheyenne encampment only a few miles away.

"Another Look at the Reno Scout: With Special Reference to the Explorations of Tom Heski" by James Willert
Noted author of Little Big Horn Diary James Willert explores the various theories regarding the course of Major Marcus A. Reno's Scout from 10 June to 19 June 1876. Premier trail researcher Tom Heski adds his views regarding Reno's route and a valuable map and photographs of areas of the Reno Scout that he has personally ridden over the last several years.





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