Transcript of Elden Lawrence interview.
"To me war came as a result of people being reduced to their most basic instincts and deciding that the only way to go about this was to kill each other off. We are done negotiating, we are done talking; they wont listen, we wont listen; they dont see our way, we dont see their way. And I think that the conclusion is that we dont have any other choice and we have to do this. And so I think its an act of futility, that even though you can see the outcomes, youre going to do it anyway, because they think they dont have any choice. That was Little Crows final decision, when he came to his final decision he talked about how it was going to end up. He told them they were going to be killed off. And he said, 'You people are just like young kids, youre like dogs barking at the moon, at the hot moon.' And he said, 'Theyre going to come and youre going to all die.' And then when they had called him a coward, of course thats that traditional value; you violate that traditional value and something is going to happen. And with him, he said, 'Ill die with you. Because Im not a coward.' And so he went against all of his logical conclusions and decided that he would go to war and that he would probably die. And so I think thats part of [the war]. I think thats the major part of it."