Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Daily Teaser — 15-12-2013: Sitting Bull

You know, I think there’s only so-much funeral I can take.

Really … !

With all due respect to Nelson Mandela, I think there’s not much more I can take: so I’ve gently got The Bells Of Saint John playing in the background.

Saying that … ?

Saying that, I have to say, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like Mr Mandela’s funeral.

I think the best I can say — that any of us can say — is that we can only hope we get a turn out like that at our funerals.

I don’t know that any of us would ever be that revered, though … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with letting us know she thought Bladerunner* was great, she also scored five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Native American questions, shall we … ?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 15th December, saw the death of Chief Sitting Bull: at which Reservation … ?
Q2) In which year of the 1890s?
Q3) Sitting Bull was a chief of the Hunkpapa Lakota: a branch of which tribe … ?
Q4) Sitting Bull famously made an accurate prediction: about which battle, during the Indian Wars?
Q5) He also participated — in 1885 — in who’s Wild West show … ?
Q6) During that period, he also — informally — adopted whom: Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley or Belle Starr … ?
Q7) Finally … Sitting Bull’s death was a contributing factor in which battle … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th December, 1946, saw the UN’s General Assembly vote to have it’s headquarters in which city … ?
A1) New York.
Q2) 7 years earlier, the UN’s predecessor expelled the Soviet Union, for invading Finland.   What was the name of the UN’s predecessor … ?
Q3) 14th December, 1962, saw the Mariner 2 become the first Earth probe to fly past which planet … ?
A3) Venus.
Q4) On a similar space theme, 14th December, 1972, saw Eugene Cernan become the last man to walk on the moon.   As part of which Apollo mission … ?
A4) Apollo 17.
Q5) Finally … 14th December, 1985, saw Wilma Mankiller become the first woman named as Principal Chief of which Native American tribe?
A5) The Cherokee: at least, the largest of the three recognised by the US federal Government, the Cherokee Nation.
I’ll leave you with this thought from the Chief, himself …
“You come here to tell us lies, but we don’t want to hear them. If we told you more, you would have paid no attention. That is all I have to say.”
Sitting Bull.
And also with this … 

Enjoy your Sunday … 

*        Figured it would appeal, Debbi: it and Neuromancer are both very noir … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

They are indeed! You do pick the most interesting subjects for your teasers. Would you believe that I considered writing a mystery in which Annie Oakley or Calamity Jane was one of the main characters? :)

1. the Standing Rock Indian Reservation
2. 1890
3. the Sioux
4. Battle of the Little Bighorn
5. Buffalo Bill Cody
6. Annie Oakley
7. the "Wild scene"??? don't know