15 October

Inktober day 15 and today’s prompt is Outpost. In the Hollywood westerns of my childhood this was the moment when the cavalry came riding over the hill in the nick of time to save the outpost from the savage Indians. Now that I have read a little American history I realise that the conflict was all about land grabbing and the savage Indians were the native Americans and the settlers defended by the cavalry were the immigrants from the UK and Europe who were claiming the land as their own. Even the heroic defence at the Alamo was an attempt to settle land owned by Mexico. The Mexicans didn’t like it either.

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