The author explains how a scalped head changed the American West and the geopolitics of North America.
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So maybe you two can tell me,” I shouted over the holiday din. “How can you survive a scalping?”
“Whoa!” someone said. “Now that’s a real conversation stopper!”
My two subjects were standing in a circle of people holding drinks and chatting, presumably about holidays plans or the Clark Fork Coalition’s good work in river restoration, in the middle of a party tent festooned with cheery Christmas lights.
The two of them, doctors Doug Webber M.D. and Gary Muskett M.D., both avid outdoorsmen themselves, have seen all sorts of cases involving wilderness injuries in decades of experience in the emergency room of St.