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Diane Merkel

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Plains Indians at the Battle of the Little Bighorn

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Rain-in-the-Face
Itonagaju
Circa 1835
Hunkpapa Sioux

In the valley fight
14 September 1905, Standing Rock, North Dakota



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Raised Him
Sioux

Unknown
Unknown; alive in 1926



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Rattlesnake Nose
Northern Cheyenne

Little Warrior Chief of the Fox Warrior Society
Unknown
Unknown



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Rattling Hawk
Sioux

Wounded at the Rosebud battle
Healed by Medicine Man to fight at Little Big Horn
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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Rectum, a/k/a Guts, Open Belly
Tasupe
Hunkpapa Sioux

Killed in the valley fight
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana Territory



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Red Bear, a/k/a George Red Bear
Sans Arc Sioux
, Sub Chief
Unknown
Unknown



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Red Bird
Sioux

Unknown
1926, at Cheyenne River Agency
Unknown



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Red Cherries
Northern Cheyenne

Seen by Sgt. Curtis at the hardtack box
26 June 1876, in hilltop fight
Unknown



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Red Cloud
Mahpiya Luta
1822, Lincoln County, Nebraska
Oglala Sioux

Unknown
10 December 1910, Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Red Cloud Cemetery, Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Red Cloud


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Red Crane
Oglala Sioux

May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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Red Dog
Minniconjou Sioux

Unknown
1877, Told Gen. Crook there were 1800 lodges at LBH
Unknown



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Red Face
Ite Luta
Hunkpapa Sioux

Killed fighting Custer's column
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana Territory



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Red Feather
Oglala Sioux

Fought in the valley; charged Calhoun Hill
Unknown



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Red Fish
Sioux
, warrior
In the Custer fight
Unknown



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Red Hawk
Oglala Sioux

Fought with Crazy Horse against Custer
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Red Hill
Brule Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Red Horn Buffalo
Oglala Sioux

Wounded in his jaw during Reno's retreat in the valley
Unknown



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Red Horn Buffalo
Hunkpapa Sioux

Wounded while charging the soldiers trying to escape
Unknown



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Red Horn Bull
Minniconjou Sioux
, runner
Led charge on Reno's troops in the valley
Unknown



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Red Horse, a/k/a George Red Horse
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Red Horse
Tasunke Luta
Minniconjou Sioux, warrior chief

Witnessed Reno and Custer fights
Unknown

Red Horse


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Red Owl
Oglala Sioux

Unknown
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Red Owl
Northern Cheyenne

Little Warrior Chief in Crazy Dog Warrior Society
Unknown
Unknown



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Red Point
Santee Sioux

Leader of Santees and Yankton at the battle
Unknown



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Red Robe
Northern Cheyenne
Father of Roman Nose, a suicide boy
Unknown
Unknown



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Red Rock
Oglala Sioux

May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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Red Shirt
Oglala Sioux

May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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Red Tail
Oglala Sioux

May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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Red Tomahawk
Northern Cheyenne

Sighted Custer in their second camp on the Rosebud
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Ree
Oglala Sioux

May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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Rider
Oglala Sioux

May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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Rising Fire
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
Unknown



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Rising Sun
Northern Cheyenne

Took watch from soldier
Unknown



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Roan Bear
Northern Cheyenne

Warrior of the Kit Fox Warrior Society
Fought Custer at Medicine Tail Ford
Unknown



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Robe Hair Outside
Oglala Sioux

May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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Roman Nose, a/k/a Crooked Nose
Southern Cheyenne

Member, Dog Soldier Warrior Society
Fought Custer's Column
Unknown



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Roman Nose, a/k/a Hump, Hump Nose, Black Coyote
Sunkmanitu Sapa
Circa 1860
Northern Cheyenne

Unmarried
Killed on west bank of the river during Reno's retreat
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana Territory



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Roman Nose
Minniconjou Sioux, Sub Chief

Unknown
Unknown



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Round Fool
Sioux

26 June, saw soldier hiding in bushes below Reno Hill killed
Unknown



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Roy Eagle Chasing
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Runner
Oglala Sioux

May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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Running Eagle
Oglala Sioux

Killed Arikara Scout Bob Tail Bull
Unknown



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Runs Close to Camp
Oglala Sioux

May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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Runs Fearless
Oglala Sioux

May have counted coup on Arikara Scout Bob Tail Bull
Unknown



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Runs on Top
Oglala Sioux

May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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Runs the Enemy
Circa 1861
Two Kettle Sioux

Pressured Reno's left flank in the valley fight
Unknown; living in 1926

   
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