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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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Walking Medicine
Northern Cheyenne

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



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Walking White Cow
Oglala Sioux

Brother of White Eagle
Unknown
Unknown



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Walks in Mud
Oglala Sioux

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



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Walks Last
Northern Cheyenne

Pony killed by Custer's soldiers; he crawled away
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Walks Under the Ground
Santee Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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War Club
Oglala Sioux

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



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War Shanty
Oglala Sioux

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



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Warms His Blanket
Oglala Sioux

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



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Water Snake
Oglala Sioux

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



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Waterman
Arapahoe

Participated to prove he was not a spy
Unknown
; alive in 1920



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Weasel Bear
Circa 1861
Northern Cheyenne
Little Warrior Chief of the Fox Warrior Society

Unknown
Unknown



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Well Knowing One, a/k/a Green Grass
Arapahoe

Participated to prove he was not a spy
Unknown



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Whirling
Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Whirwind, a/k/a Little Whirwind, Swift Cloud
Maypiya Ohanko
Circa 1861
Northern Cheyenne
, suicide warrior
Unmarried
He and an Arikara scout shot each other at the river
25 June 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana Territory



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Whistler
Oglala Sioux

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



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Whistler
Oglala Sioux

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



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White Bear
Oglala Sioux

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



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White Bear
Oglala Sioux

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



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White Beard
Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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White Bird
Northern Cheyenne
, warrior
Wounded in leg during the Custer fight
Unknown



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White Bird
Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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White Body
Northern Cheyenne

Wore a war bonnet during the battle
Unknown



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White Buffalo
Tatank Ska
Sioux

Uncle of Spotted Rabbit
Participated
Unknown; alive at age 80



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White Buffalo Bull, a/k/a White Bull
Tatanka Ska
Hunkpapa Sioux

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



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White Buffalo Shaking Off the Dust, or Many Bullet Wounds
Northern Cheyenne
Father of Wooden Leg

Unknown
Unknown



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White Bull, a/k/a Ice, Ice Bear
Hotuahwokomas
1837
Northern Cheyenne
, warrior chief
Son of Black Moccasin; father of Noisy Walking
Paraded around wearing guidon
April 1877, surrendered with Two Moon's band at Ft. Keogh
June 1926, attended 50th anniversary ceremonies
7 May 1877, scalped Lame Deer after he was shot
Unknown



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White Bull, a/k/a Joseph White Bull
Minniconjou Sioux

Fought in the valley, Reno Hill, Battle Ridge; wounded ankle
1929, at Standing Rock Agency
21 July 1947



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White Bull
Hunkpapa Sioux

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



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White Cloud
Oglala Sioux

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



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White Cow Bull
Oglala Sioux

Sharpshooter who killed several soldiers on Reno Hill
Unknown



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White Cow Walking
Sioux

Unknown
1929, at Standing Rock Agency
Unknown



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White Cross Eye
Northern Cheyenne

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



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White Dress
Oglala Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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White Eagle
Wanbli Ska
Oglala Sioux

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



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White Eagle
Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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White Elk, formerly Wandering Buffalo Bull
circa 1849
Northern Cheyenne
, warrior
In the Custer fight; captured a cavalry horse
Unknown; alive in 1914



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White Eyebrows
Hunkpapa Sioux

Brother of Beautiful White Cow
Unknown
Unknown



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White Face
Oglala Sioux

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



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White Face Bear
Sioux

Unknown
1929, at Standing Rock Agency
Unknown



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White Frog
Northern Cheyenne

In the Custer fight
Unknown



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White Gut
Hunkpapa Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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White Hair
Oglala Sioux

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



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White Hair on Face
Hunkpapa Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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White Hawk
Northern Cheyenne

Little Warrior Chief of the Elkhorn Scraper Warrior Society
In the Custer fight
Unknown; alive in 1908



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White Hawk
Sioux

Unknown
1926, at Cheyenne River Agency
Unknown



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White Hollow Horn
Minniconjou Sioux
, Chief
Unknown
Unknown



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White Horse
Wohkpoam
Southern Cheyenne
Dog Soldier
Warrior
In Custer fight
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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White Horse
Sioux

Warrior in the Dog Men Warrior Society
Fought Custer's Column
Unknown



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White Moon
Northern Cheyenne
Brother of Antelope Woman

Unknown
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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White Rabbit
Oglala Sioux

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



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White Shield, a/k/a Young Black Bird
Northern Cheyenne

Son of Spotted Wolf; grandson of Whistling Elk
Fought Custer's Column
Unknown; alive in 1908



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White Star
Oglala Sioux

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



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White Swan
Minniconjou Sioux, Chief

Unknown
Unknown



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White Twin
Oglala Sioux

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



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White Wolf, a/k/a Shot in the Head
Northern Cheyenne

Had a repeating rifle at the battle
Unknown



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White Hog
Southern Cheyenne, Elk Warrior

Unknown
Unknown



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William Red Bird
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
Unknown



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With Horns
Sioux

Fought Custer's Column; removed wounded White Bull
Unknown



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Wolf Chief
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
Unknown



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Wolf Medicine
Northern Cheyenne
Little Warrior Chief in the Elkhorn Scrapers Warrior Society

Wore a war bonnet during the battle
Unknown



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Wolf Name, a/k/a William Wolf Name
January 1854, South Dakota
Feathered Moon
Lizard
circa 1878, Marrow Woman
Maggie Wolf Name
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
15 January 1931, Big Horn County, Montana
16 January 1931



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Wolf Tooth
Northern Cheyenne

Fought Custer's Column at Last Stand Hill
Unknown



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Wolf Voice
Gros Ventre

Unknown
Unknown
Photo of Wolf Voice


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Woman Bone
Oglala Sioux

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



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Wood Boat
Oglala Sioux

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



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Wood Root
Oglala Sioux

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



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Wooden Leg, a/k/a Eats from His Hand, Richard Woodenlegs
Kummokquivviokta
Circa 1858
Northern Cheyenne

Warrior in the Elkhorn Scrapers Society
Walks on Crutches
Yellow Hair
Camp guard; in Reno fight and possibly shot water carrier Tanner
1889, Indian scout at Fort Keogh;
later a tribal judge
Unknown

Photo of Wooden Leg


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Wooden Thigh
Northern Cheyenne
Son of Little Wolf

Camp guard and in the battle
Unknown



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Worm
Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Wounded Eye
Northern Cheyenne
In the Custer fight
Unknown



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Wounded Hand
Minniconjou Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Wounded in Back
Oglala Sioux
May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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Wounded Lice
Sioux

Scouted with Lazy White Bull and saw Montana Column
Unknown



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Wrinkled Face
Oglala Sioux
May have participated
May 1877, surrendered at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska
Unknown



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

   
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