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23 Dec 2012 3:29 p.m. PST
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Tango0123 Dec 2012 12:35 p.m. PST

We also had our "Wild West" Era, so… why not to know a little about this "other" Wild West?


See here

Hope you enjoy!.


morrigan Inactive Member23 Dec 2012 3:48 p.m. PST

That looks really interesting! Is this a period you might take up Armand?

Doc Ord Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2012 5:44 p.m. PST

There was "western" movie based on this period made back in the 1950s or 60s but I don't remember the name or who was in it. It looks like an interesting period.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2012 9:56 a.m. PST

"Savage Pampas" starring Robert Taylor.

Tango0124 Dec 2012 11:55 a.m. PST

Glad you had enjoy it boys.! (smile).

I love this period Morrigan. Is our "Far West" history.
Plenty of engagements, heroes from both parts, looting, attacks on stagecoaches, Indian attacks on towns, attacks on convoys of carts, kidnappings, defections (our soldiers often preferred to live with the Indians because they tried them very well), a huge amount of "melee" with always a "mano a mano" (hand to hand) combat because the Argentine soldiers prefer to used their swords over their carbines and the Indians their long "tacuaras" (spears). They were masters of the horse.
They stood up well to early XXth century when President-General Julio Argentino Roca made ​​his "desert campaign" and exterminated them.
One of the best book of my country is about this theme.
"The Martin Fierro".

The best film from that Era is from the 1940s and is called "Pampa Bárbara" (Barvarian Pampa).

Sadly, not much films from those dias in my country.


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