I think you are the one who is oversimplifying the Border War, and as far as your comments on "Bad Blood," I would wait to see the documentary if I were you before interjecting into others comments on the subject. If I am correct, you are the fellow who made snide comments about my review of Etcheson's book on Territorial Kansas, noting my accidental misspelling of her name. Now, if that isn't oversimplying a subject, if that isn't simplistic, I don't know what is. And your talk about my pursuing the "Lost Cause" is ignorant. Why would I pursue the "Lost Cause" when my ancestors in New York and Wisconsin and elsewhere fought against Southerners and I have no Southerners in my family tree to my knowledge. It wasn't my cause, sir. My cause is to tell the truth about the Border War instead of accusing others of pursuing an agenda. Your agenda is only too clear, and it is to discredit me in any way you can to promote further a Union-sympathetic history, and the current instance is not the first or last attempt if I gauge correctly. We are tired of the same rehashed Northern histories of the Border War. We have heard them, with all their misrepresentations, for 150 years. Open your ears to fresh accounts using thorough research, and believe me I have a stack of credible researsh three-feet deep, with two pages of Xeroxed data on each sheet. Some 85 percent of this data is from Kansas sources.