31 August 2014

"Chief Roman Nose"

art by   Doug Wildey

from   Buffalo Bill #7 (August 1951)
The real Roman Nose

1 comment:

  1. Actually, they needed to check their facts.

    Sandy Forsyth (no "e") commanded a troop of civilian scouts, not cavalry, and the Indians gradually melted away once Roman Nose was killed.

    Frank Stilwell, mentioned in the story, was one of 2 men, along with Dave Trudeau, who went for help as there were to many wounded, including Forsyth to try to make a run for it. Captain Louis Carpenter, commanding a troop from the 10th Cavalry - not white men, rode up about a week later.

    But they got the part about the fork right.