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Lili Aguilar
Lili Aguilar • 2 years ago

Buffalo Calf Road Woman (1850s-1878), was a Northern Cheyenne woman who saved her wounded warrior brother Chief Comes in Sight, in the Battle of Rosebud (as it was called by the US) in 1876. She fought next to her husband in the Battle of the Little Bighorn that same year. In 2005 Northern Cheyenne storytellers broke more than 100 years of silence about the battle, and they credited her with striking the blow that knocked General George Armstrong Custer off his horse before he died.

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Buffalo Calf Road Woman (1850-1878), was a Northern Cheyenne woman who saved her warrier brother Chief Comes in Sight, in the Battle of Little Rosebud (as it was called by the US) in 1876. She fought next to her husband in the Battle of Little Bighorn that same year. In 2005 Northern Cheyenne storytellers broke more than 100 years of silence about the battle, and they credited her with the striking blow that knocked General George Armstrong Custer off his horse before he died.

Chief Dewey Beard or Wasu Maza ('Iron Hail', 1858-1955) was Minneconjou Lakota, fought in Battle of Little Big Horn as a teenager. After Custer's defeat, Wasu Maza followed Sitting Bull into exile in Canada, then back to South Dakota, where he lived on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. When he died in 1955, at age of 96, Dewey Beard was last known Lakota survivor of Battle of Little Big Horn and last know survivor of Wounded Knee Massacre.

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