June 25, 1876 - Reuters Dakota Territory
Native Americans are believed to have been provoked following a spontaneous demonstration against the incessant playing of "Garryowen*" by colonialist forces of occupation and some level of physical violence took place near the Little Bighorn River. (developing)
Department of the Interior and Indian Affairs Secretary Hillary R. Clinton - " The playing of an offensive and in fact racist cavalry tune has no place for the sympathies of this Administration."
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney - "Recent events in the Dakota Territory have absolutely nothing to do with . . . nothing to do with U.S. policy.”
June 26, 1876 Obama White House Press Room
Jay Carney -" It seems that Gen. Custer, in complete violation of U.S. Policy and glory hungry opponent of the enlightened and inclusive policies of President Ulysses S. Obama and a few of his troopers perished following an otherwise peaceful celebration of diversity by the combined communities of Sioux, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, and Arapaho people called in response to unfair housing and mortgage practices in Black Hills by private business interests."
June 27, 1876 Obama White House Rose Garden
President Ulysses S. "Sam" Obama - " It is with deep regret that a musical number adopted by renegade members of our armed forces as a provocative and racist psychological warfare tool caused the deaths of those troops. Make no mistake and let me be perfectly clear. I have made this a priority and I will focus on this matter with gas lamp clarity that no stone will go unturned or unnoticed until more is made of this matter. Thank you and God Bless America."
July 4, 1876 Obama White House Press Room
Jay Carney - " While we regret the deaths of Gen. Custer and a handful of others, let's not forget that . . ."
Jake Tapper -" Jay, the tribes were armed with repeating Henry and brand-new Winchester rifles, while defense cuts made by this Administration afforded only Spencer breech-loading . . ."
Jay Carney - "Jake, is there a question in there?"
( press pool laughter)
Jake Tapper - " Was this a planned attack by the tribes."
Jay Carney - " That is absurd, Jake. You know better than that. The President and Secretary Clinton have told the nation and the world that the repeated playing of Garryowen - an Irish tune adopted by colonialist Britain to provoke the communities of occupied Imperial India by the way - sparked spontaneous demonstrations and Ghost Dances only to be interrupted by the massive and intrusive presence of a few score members of the renegade batallion of the 7th Cavalry."
Jake Tapper -" So this was a massacre?"
Jay Carney -"Absolutely not! This was a spontaneous reaction to the repeated and offensive playing ofr Garryowen - that's all for today.
July 14, 1876 Obama White House Press Room
Jake Tapper - " Reports from Generals Crook and Terry in the Dakota Territory confirm that General Custer . . ."
Jay Carney - " Jake, he was Lt. Col. and the title General is an honorific."
Jake Tapper - " Custer was breveted . . ."
Jay Carney - " That was Lincolns Administration, Jake. President Obama gave him the rank of Lt. Col. and not General."
Jake Tapper - " I stand corrected. The reports indicate that repeating rifles used by the Native American Coalitions overwhelmed the troopers under Custer . . .because they were armed only with obsolete breech-loading Spencers resulting in their deaths. Moreso, Generals Terry and Crook report that every soldier was mutilated. Was this a massacre."
Jay Carney - " That is a gross over-statement, Jake, and I find that accusation misleading and frankly offensive. Custer was not mutilated. As to your question, brief as it was, Yes. It is self-evident that a massacre took place, as the President has said all along. No more Questions."
1st Cavalry Division Patch
7th Cavalry Distinctive Unit Insignia
but join with me each jovial blade,
come booze and sing and lend your aid,
to help me with the chorus:
and pay the reckoning on the nail,
for debt no man shall go to jail;
from Garry Owen in glory
in smashing Limerick lamps at night,
and through the street like sportsters fight,
tearing all before us. (Chorus)
the watch knock down by threes and fours,
then let the doctors work their cures,
and tinker up our bruises. (Chorus)
we'll make the mayor and sheriffs run,
we are the boys no man dare dun,
if he regards a whole skin. (Chorus)
for soon 'tis known from whence we came,
where're we go they dread the name,
of Garry Owen in glory. (Chorus)
and a regiment of great renown,
Our Name's on the pages of History,
from sixty-six on down.
If you think we stop or falter
while into the fray we're going
just watch the steps with our head erect,
while our band plays Garryowen. (Chorus)
Its the cream of the Cavalry;
No other regiment ever can claim
Its pride, honor, glory and undying fame.
calls us far away from home,
Our country's flag shall safely o'er us wave,
No matter where we roam.
"Tis the gallant 7th Cavalry
it matters not where we are going"
Such you'll surely say as we march away;
and our band plays Garryowen. (Chorus)
Who led us into the fight.
We'll do or die in our country's cause,
and battle for the right.
And when the war is o'er,
and to our home we're goin
just watch your step, with our heads erect,
when our band plays Garryowen. (Chorus)