Roman Nose a.k.a. Hook Nose (Woqini) (c.1835-1868), was a Native American of the Northern Cheyenne, and possibly the greatest and most influential warrior during the Plains Indian War of the 1860s. Considered invincible in combat, this fierce warrior distinguished himself in battle to such a high degree that the U.S. military mistook him for the Chief of the entire Cheyenne nation.
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Years after Wounded Knee, Iron Tail, an Oglala Sioux, was invited to Washington, D.C. by General Nelson Miles. While in Washington, D.C. Iron Tail was chosen with two other Indians, Two Moons, a Cheyenne and Big Tree, a Kiowa as models by James E. Fraser to create the Indian head profile on the Buffalo Nickel used from 1913-1938. On October 21, 1913 Iron Tail received a commendation certificate of "good character" from the U.S. Government.
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[table striped="true" responsive="true"] Poison, a Cheyenne woman almost 100 years old; full-length, seated, 1888. American Indian Select List number 115. Previous photo
curley, ashishishe, crow scout that helped guide Custer/7th cavalry to Little Bighorn in1876 in pursuit of what the white man considered to be hostile Sioux & Cheyenne forces under Crazy Horse, Gall & Sitting Bull.These man were merely trying to defend their way of life. He's believed to be sole survivor of the 5 companies that rode w/ Custer. I assume that was purely by accident 'cause he was an Indian. by d.f. barry, 1878. (One of C's paintings hangs in the Occidental Hotel, Wy. See…
Touch the Clouds, after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, took his band north, eventually surrendering at the Spotted Tail Agency, where he enlisted in the Indian Scouts. However, not long after witnessing the death of Crazy Horse, Touch the Clouds transferred with his band back to the Cheyenne River Agency. Touch the Clouds became one of the new leaders of the Minneconjou at the Cheyenne River Agency in 1881, keeping his position until his death on September 5, 1905 aged 67 years.
Cheyenne leader Dull Knife and his band had escaped from Indian Territory back to Dakota but they were soon betrayed and arrested. At Fort Robinson the men were imprisoned. The women approached them and said it was better to die than to live like slaves. Guns were smuggled to the men by the women and they escaped to the nearest ditch to make a stand. When they ran out of ammo, the men stood up and bared their chests then the women stood up, some with babies. They were all shot dead. Photo…
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Shirt made by Maureen Dill, Northern Araphoe, Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming. Brain-tanned, bear greased, natural dyes, Cheyenne cross stitch. Two hand prints symbolize a young brave's first buffalo kill. (Under $2,000)