jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018

CUSTER: THE AMERICAN OTAMENDI


AND THEY ALSO DIED WITH THE BOOTS PLACED


Nicanor Otamendi & George Custer


AND THEY ALSO DIED WITH THE BOOTS PLACED

I read that story and said to myself: "It's the Argentinian Custer." Then I realized that this was not chronologically accurate.

Hollywood let the world know that General George Custer and the boys of the 7th Cavalry "died with their boots on" at the Battle of Little Big Horn on June 25/26, 1876.

Who knows if Argentine cinema will ever be able to tell that on September 13, 1855, in the Combat of San Antonio de Iraola, Lieutenant Colonel Nicanor Otamendi and his Carabineros de Guardias Nacionales had a similar destiny.

In compliance with the duty, 2,500 Indian spearmen commanded by the Yanquetruz Cacique were confronted. At the end of the combat their 124 corpses were surrounded by 300 Indian corpses.

They also died with their boots on. That's why Custer, strictly speaking, is the American Otamendi.


Ariel Corbat, The Right Feather
Estado Libre Asociado de Vicente López

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