Boge mentioned the Hide Park shootout aka the "Newton General Massacre", Aug 20 1871. The bad blood didn't end till a couple of years later claiming 2 more victims.
Yet, despite that glaring casting error I always liked that movie as it portrayed the attitude of the settlers toward the Indians in an historically correct light. I also enjoyed the weaponry as they used real Sharps conversion carbines in the final shootout and Audy Murphy, in another scene, uttered the word "rimfire" when asking for cartridges. A nice little touch....As far as Indians go you couldn't get any stupider than the worst casting of all time, Audrey Hepburn as an Indian in "The Unforgiven". Raised by white homesteaders on the Texas plains and she still somehow had a Briitsh sounding accent...
I forgot about that one. I have the DVD. I love that movie as it portrays Jesse James as he surely was: a psychopathic killer and thief. The dialogue was superb....and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Somewhat hokey, but pretty good western feel to both.
Another decent Revisionist Western, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, featured the late Luke Askew & Wayne Sutherlin who were also in The Culpepper Cattle Company. The latter was a good movie as well for the times. The character actors made it even better.I was lucky enough to be an extra on the western film Culpepper Cattle Company. Had a great time with a bunch of unknown "character" actors that everyone has seen in many films but nobody knows their names. I'm probably biased in my thoughts but to me it was a realistic portrayal of cowboys and cattle drives. And the best part, plenty of gunplay!
I Agree.......totallyThe Lucky Ned Pepper character in the newer version was fantastic down to his rotten teeth and greasy hair. The wooly chaps were spot on for the time as well. Also, I thought that the actor Barry Pepper played him better than Duvall.
That said, John Wayne had some great lines in the first movie such as regarding the "Colts' Draaaaagoooonn". My favorite line was the one regarding the "original" Mexican Bob. Classic.