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07-18-2004, 05:56 AM
Colonel Albert Pfeiffer

Here's a historical note from Buckskin Run by Louis L'amour I thought you guys might find of interest.

"The Ute and Navajo peoples had ward of ownership of the hot springs of Pagosa, in what is now Colorado. Each claimed ownership and each had some valid plans. But rather than go to war, it was decided that each tribe would choose a champion and that a battle between the two men would decide ownership of the springs.
The Navajos chose a huge warrior, a man known for his strength and fighting ability. The Utes, oddly enough, chose a white man, an adopted member of their tribe, one Colonel Albert Pfeiffer, soldier, mountain man and friend of Kit Carson.
The weapons chosen were Bowie knives, and before the assembled tribes, the two men stripped to the waist. The Navajo was a powerfully built man who towered over Pfeiffer, much the shorter of the two but nonetheless a very strong man. As they moved toward each other, Pfeiffer suddenly threw his Bowie knife with such force that it drove to the hilt in the Navajo's chest, ending the contest and deciding the issue."

07-18-2004, 06:01 AM
Improvise, adapt, and overcome. Sounds like he really got inside the other fighters OODA loop.

07-18-2004, 06:28 AM
Certainly would have saved alot of BS & suffering if ol' George W. Bush & Sadam had faced off in a similar manner ! :D

The Native Americans ( from all over the Americas, ) were far more intelligent than given credit for in their days.