Kevin Abourezk: Another 'last stand' for Custer
"On June 25, 1876, Brig. Gen. George Armstrong Custer looked out on a Lakota and Cheyenne village that stretched well into the horizon along the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana and exclaimed to his 750 men: "Hurrah, boys, we've got them!"

The brash general who had earned his rank through distinguished action during the Civil War then led his 12 cavalry companies down the hill toward the massive encampment.

This week, the infamous Indian fighter who died on that hot, dusty prairie in 1876, along with his entire detachment, reared his head again. This time, in the form of a figurine riding a motorcycle found inside McDonald's Happy Meals.

The figurine is the result of a partnership between McDonald's and Twentieth Century Fox, distributor of "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian." The "General Custer" doll represents a figure in the movie that comes to life in the Smithsonian and has adventures alongside Ben Stiller's night watchman character.

But just because a movie distributor decides giving this historical goofball a chance to make his second "last stand" doesn't mean a nationwide restaurant chain should do the same."

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Kevin Abourezk: Let This Be Custer's Last 'Last Stand' (RezNet News 6/11)

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