The ruins of Fort Laramie in Wyoming are wonderfully evocative, and well worth a visit. This place was once the crossroads of a nation moving west. Originally a fur trading post, it was the last stop for the wagon trains before attempting the arduous journey west.
We were taken to the Little Medicine Bow River (the site of Parkman's buffalo hunt) by an expert local guide, Jon Noyes. We filmed the buffalo at Custer State Park, South Dakota under the supervision of the Park Ranger, Craig Pugsley. So exciting - one of the best filming days of my career.