Monday, January 10, 2022

The Ultimate Bad Ass



  1. Fought the us army to a stand still. Yep, he was pretty bad ass.

  2. The guy we honor when jumping out of planes?

  3. I'm about 3/4 of the way through Empire of the Summer Moon; Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, The Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History..., by S.C. Gwynne - highly recommended by either our host or Dave Petzal in Field and Stream, I forget who.

    At one point the author claims that a Comanche warrior could hit a target the size of a doorknob at 50 yards 4 out of 5 times, and at 10 to 15 yards shoot a 20 to 30 inch arrow with sufficient force that it would drive through a 2,000 pound buffalo.


    Great book.

  4. I always thought the Commanches were a much more badass tribe than the Sioux, they held their territory for a longer time, ruled a much bigger swath of country and basically kicked everybody's ass from down in Mexico up into the high plains using bows, arrows and horsemanship...and Empire of the Summer Moon is a incredible book.