The Colonel

The Colonel


Something interesting about the Colonel...


Hello


Have you ever heard of a man named George Armstrong Custer? He was a part of the Calvary during and some time after the American Civil War. After the Civil war he took part in attempting to drive out the American Indians from their homes.


Here is a Picture of him.


American


See the resemblance?


Spirit


Custer was eventually killed in the Infamous Battle of Litte Big Horn, a fight between the allied Cheyenne and Lakotas.


Was this resemblance a coendience? I personally think not, seeing how Custer is a recognisable figure in the history of the American west and the part that the man played in attempting to drive out the Native American people would make the Animated Colonel's resemblance to this real person allmost symbolic in my opinion.


Our Animated Colonel is considered the Villain of Spirit's story not becaus he's constantly out to get Spirit (in the Commentary they say all their interactions were completely coencidental), but because of what be believes...


" There are those in Washington who believe the West will never be settled, the Northern Pacific Railroad will never breach Nebraska, a hostile Lakota will never submit to providence. And it is that kind of small-minded thinking that say this horse will never be broken."


The Colonel in Spirit, simply sees Spirit the same way he sees the Native Americans... something that can be eventually broken, tamed, or driven out. Custer probably felt the same way as he and others tried to drive out the Natives; even though I do beleive it was what their superiors had ordered them to do.


In the end for both of these men, both fictional and real; their arrogance became their downfall. At least in the movie, the Colonel understood that Spirit  and Little Creek had earned their freedom.






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June 22, 2013
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AXOIS! (I AM WORTHY)
you for got his buck skin uniform!!!! :/:

June 22, 2013
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AXOIS! (I AM WORTHY)
well the colonel is general Custer but its be for he is made general. and it is be for he made his last stand at battle of little big horn where he gets killed :/:

Guest
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March 30, 2012
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Wow that is soooooo interesting! :o I never thought of that!

September 24, 2011
Usa Is not currently on the site
That's soooo cool!

September 24, 2011
Uk Female Is not currently on the site
What!? your related? to custer? woa how did you work that out??? have you got a family tree thing?

July 01, 2011
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AppleDash>You
I think you're right! Plus, I'm REALTED to him!!!:P

nonuser
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February 28, 2011
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*redish blond hair. Typo, my bad.

nonuser
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February 28, 2011
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That is cool they created the "Colonel" to resemble General George Armstrong Custer. There are, however, a couple slight differences between Custer and the "Colonel" character in the movie. I heard from some source that Custer had redish blond and blue eyes in real life; the "Colonel" has light or regular brown colored hair with brown eyes. To add, I don't think General Custer ever had sideburns along with his mustache, but you know, the intention the animators had was to make the "Colonel" the one enemy that stood out as the obstacle between Spirit and freedom.

August 17, 2010
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Akatsuki
That's a really great find!

July 28, 2010
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Small but Determined
Very good article! That may have been where Dreamworks got the idea for characters. ;]

July 18, 2010
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The ranger and the assassin ;P
omg! thats so obsevant!

June 23, 2010
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No weapon can sever the soul from me
Excellent! Very interesting!

April 26, 2010
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Yes, I agree with your article, because on Wikipedia once I saw that the Colonel was based on a man called "Colonel Custer". Interesting history and resemblance, too. Good article!

March 13, 2010
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I'm a lone wolf...
Actualy, I heard the colonel in the movie's name is 'Colonel Cluster'

February 28, 2010
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Harry Potter FTW
Woah, never noticed that! Good eye

February 22, 2010
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Alaskan Spirits Omega
You should go into reasearch! You would be good at it!!!

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January 11, 2010
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I think they did, that's what this article's about lol I'm not saying he IS Custer, I'm pointing out the resemblance and why the people in charge of his design may have made him look that way.

December 31, 2009
Usa Is not currently on the site
i heared that they based his look off of him if it is him i have no clue

December 28, 2009
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*claps* very nice, you really did your research well;)
Good job, and it's interesting to know this.

December 28, 2009
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acting troupe
wow..thats a pretty cool observation! thanks for posting this!

December 23, 2009
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RAWRRRR!!! Imma' kitty :3
:o

December 23, 2009
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The GAME!!!!
great artice! very well written and good evidence^^, you've convinced me!lol

December 23, 2009
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I'm a Lone Wolf: no pack
Excellent article! You're probably right, too!:p

December 21, 2009
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The MCR-my!
Verrry good point! And the resemblance is uncanny! Good eye, there!

December 20, 2009
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Anti-BaltoSource
XD you know i think you right




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