"Duck-shooting and wolf chasing are the only things that at all reconcile him to the place"
Letter of Captain Thomas Swords
November 10, 1844
Fort Scott, Kansas, National Historic Site
In the Academy Award winning movie Dances with Wolves, a tribe of Plains Indians undertakes a heart-pounding bison (buffalo) hunt. The scene where the skilled Indians rode among the stampeding herd was then hailed as an authentic depiction of thi...