Bruce Brown is…
BRUCE BROWN is an independent creative force who has made important original contributions in the fields of marine biology and deep ecology, American and world history, as well as journalism and the Web.
He has done investigative reporting for the New York Times National Desk (the Karen Silkwood story) and foreign correspondence for Atlantic Monthly (baseball in Cuba), book reviews for the Washington Post, and he also wrote all the scripts for the first incarnation of one of the most popular series in the history of PBS-TV, the now-reprised, The Miracle Planet.
He is the author of more than 20 books, a successful entrepreneur and CEO, a noted athlete in three dramatically different sports, the holder of an extreme sport world record for half a decade, and a ground breaking digital artist, cartographer, and graphic designer. He is also an electric bassist who loves to play jazz, mostly under the name, Dr. Dum d’Dum.
He calls astonisher.com, which he created over two decades ago, “a sort of intellectual/literary/artistic/athletic lint trap that has collected some of the diverse creative work I have done over the last 50 years.”
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Finally stopped by your web site. Pretty impressive. I’m not worthy. (Smile). Do like you said before you do a little bit of everything. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough someday to collaborate with you on something different for us both. Anyway, once again, impressive
Regarding Remains of Soldiers killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
In 1974 I visited the Buffalo Bill Museum Complex in Cody, Wyoming. In one of the interior
rooms, where one of Cody’s fringed Wild West Show suits is exhibited was an enclosed
case filled with rare artifacts.
One of these items was a necklace made from the finger bones of US Soldiers killed by the
various Indians on June 25th, 1876.
In September of 2002, my family and I visited again and I had intended to show them this artifact
but could not find it in the case. I contacted one of the docents and she explained that it had been
removed. Various native peoples had determined that it was too disturbing for the general public to
see and so no one is generally given permission to see this item.
But this is all part of this history.
Corrine, your info is so interesting… I’ve visited the museum in Cody twice, and we didn’t have time at either visit to see everything, so missed this artifact. Your comment reminded me of the story of Lieutenant Donald McIntosh (possible relation of a cousin of my dad’s) who was with Reno’s group which attacked the south end of the village. When the soldiers were trying to get away back to the other side of the river, he was killed by a group of (if I remember correctly) 3 or 4 Lakota. His body was found missing a ring finger. A few years ago now, I found out that a finger bone had been found in that area where he had fallen, and there was a wedding band still on it. They were able to identify the finger as his from the inscription inside the band from McIntosh’s wife. Sad story, but interesting. Side note: he was part Native, I believe from Canada. Thanks for posting your story!
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