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©2004-2014
Diane Merkel

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Plains Indians at the Battle of the Little Bighorn

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Saddle
Oglala Sioux

May have participated
Unknown



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Samuel Shot At, a/k/a Blue Cloud
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Sand Crane
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
Unknown



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Sandstone
Northern Cheyenne

Sharpshooter on Sharpshooters Ridge during hilltop fight
Unknown



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Scabby
Northern Cheyenne

Fought Reno; drew soldiers' fire but was not hit
Unknown



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Scabby Face
Oglala Sioux

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



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Scabby Head
Blackfeet Sioux
, Chief
Unknown
Unknown



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Scabby Place
Oglala Sioux

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



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Scar Leg
Sioux

Unknown
1926, at Cheyenne River Agency
Unknown



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Scaring Bear
Oglala Sioux

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



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Scarlet Bear, a/k/a Two Heart or Strong
Sioux

Fought alongside Kill Eagle during the battle
Unknown



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Scarlet Eagle, a/k/a Sitting Crow
Sioux

Fought alongside Kill Eagle during the battle
Unknown



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Scarlet Thunder, a/k/a Iron Horn
Sioux

Fought alongside Kill Eagle during the battle
Unknown



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Scarlet Top, a/k/a Red Top
Inkpaduta
Santee Sioux
, chief
Probably not in the battle, but his two sons were
Unknown



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Sees the Cow
Oglala Sioux

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



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Shave Elk, a/k/a Thomas Disputed
Oglala Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Shell Necklace
Sioux

Unknown
1926, at Cheyenne River Agency
Unknown



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Shits on His Head
Oglala Sioux

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



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Shits on the Eagle
Oglala Sioux

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



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Shoots Bear As He Runs
Sioux

Fought Custer's Column
Unknown



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Shoots Walking, a/k/a Walcott Shoots Walking
Wakutemani
Hunkpapa Sioux

Circa 1850
Reported that Custer's soldiers acted erratic or drunk
1890, detailed to take Sitting Bull at Ghost Dance outbreak
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown; alive in 1928



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Shoots Walking
Oglala Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Short
Oglala Sioux

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



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Short Brule
Oglala Sioux

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



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Short Bull, later known as Grant Short Bull
Tatanka Ptecela
Oglala Sioux
, Soreback (Cankahuhan) Band
circa 1852, near Fort Laramie, Wyoming Territory
Black Rock (probably Inyan Sapa)
Scatter the Feather
He Dog

circa 1875-76, Tail
Never Fails, born circa 1879
circa 1880, Good Hawk, later known as Matilda Short Bull
circa 1886, Run and Left Him, a/k/a Runs Away, later known as Charlie Short Bull
1893, Talks, a/k/a Looks at the Ground, later known as Katie Short Bull
Probably in the valley fight
Surrendered at Camp Robinson, Nebraska
Surrendered at Fort Keogh, Montana Territory
Transferred to Standing Rock Agency
Transferred to Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota Territory
20 August 1935, car accident north of Oglala, South Dakota



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Shot in the Face
Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Side Rib
Oglala Sioux

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



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Silas Blind
Oglala Sioux

Unknown
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Singing Bear
Oglala Sioux

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



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Singing Prick
Oglala Sioux

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



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Sits Beside His Medicine
Northern Cheyenne

Little Warrior Chief of the Fox Warrior Society
Unknown
Unknown



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Sits Up Above
Oglala Sioux

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



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Sitting Bear
Oglala Sioux

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



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Sitting Bull
Tatanka Iyotanka ("Buffalo Bull Sitting Down")
1834, near Grand River, South Dakota
Hunkpapa Sioux
, medicine man
26 June, called off attack on Reno and Benteen's troops
15 December 1890, Grand River camp, North Dakota
Fort Yates, North Dakota
Mobridge, South Dakota



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Sitting Bull
Southern Cheyenne, Dog Soldier

Unknown
Unknown



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Sitting Elk
Oglala Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Sitting Hawk
Oglala Sioux

Unknown
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Sitting Horse
Oglala Sioux

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



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Skunk Guts
Oglala Sioux

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



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Skunk Head
Oglala Sioux

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



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Sleeping Rabbit
Northern Cheyenne

Sharpshooter on Sharpshooters Ridge during the hilltop fight
Unknown



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Sleeps There
Oglala Sioux

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



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Slow White Cow
Oglala Sioux

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



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Snake Creek
Oglala Sioux

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



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Snatch Loser
Oglala Sioux

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



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Snatch Stealer
Oglala Sioux

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



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Snow Bird
Northern Cheyenne

Warrior Chief of the Crazy Dog Warrior Society
Unknown
Unknown



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Soft Prick
Oglala Sioux

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



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Soldier
Oglala Sioux

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



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Soldier Hawk
Oglala Sioux

In the valley fight
Unknown



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Soldier Wolf
Circa 1859
Northern Cheyenne

Fought Reno at the skirmish line; also in the Custer fight
Unknown; alive in 1897



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Spotted Blackbird
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
Unknown



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Spotted Eagle, a/k/a Two Eagle
Sans Arc Sioux
, chief
Unknown
1926, at Cheyenne River Agency
Unknown



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Spotted Elk
Northern Cheyenne

Sharpshooter on Sharpshooters Ridge
Unknown



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Spotted Elk, a/k/a Big Foot
Minniconjou Sioux
, Sub Chief
Unknown
29 December 1890, Wounded Knee, South Dakota



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Spotted Hand
Oglala Sioux

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



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Spotted Hawk
Northern Cheyenne

Reported Indians paraded in soldiers' uniforms after battle
Unknown; alive in 1909



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Spotted Horn Bull
Hunkpapa Sioux

Unknown
Joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
Unknown



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Spotted Rabbit
Sioux

Nephew of White Buffalo
Among those who advanced nearest Custer's final position
Unknown



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Spotted Rabbit
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Spotted Wolf
Northern Cheyenne

May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
1896
I
n a sealed cave in the hills of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation




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Spread(ed) Pine
Oglala Sioux

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



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Spunker
Oglala Sioux

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



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Squint Eyes
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Standing Bear
Minniconjou Sioux
, warrior
Took buckskin shirt from dead man; knocked man off horse
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Standing Elk
Sioux

Unknown
1926, at Cheyenne River Agency
Unknown



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Standing Elk
Sans Arc Sioux

Killed
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana Territory



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Stands First
Oglala Sioux

Captured Custer's personal flag
Unknown



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Stands Straddle
Sioux

Unknown
1926, at Cheyenne River Agency
Unknown



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Star
Northern Cheyenne
Cousin of Wooden Leg

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



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Stinking Tie
Oglala Sioux
May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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Strong Dog
Hunkpapa Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Strong Elk
Oglala Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Strong Fox
Oglala Sioux
May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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Strong Left Hand, a/k/a Strong Left Arm
Northern Cheyenne
Little Chief
, Crazy Dog Warrior Society
In the Custer fight
Unknown



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Sun Bear, a/k/a John Sun Bear
Circa 1843
Northern Cheyenne

In Reno fight; wounded in charge against Custer
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown; alive in 1928



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Swift Bear
Mato Ohanko
Hunkpapa Sioux

Killed
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana Territory



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Swift Bear
Mato Lousah
Sioux

Unknown
1926, at Cheyenne River Agency
Unknown

   
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