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©2004-2011
Diane Merkel

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Plains Indians at the Battle of the Little Bighorn

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Lame Deer
Minniconjou Sioux
, Chief
One of the battle's leaders
Unknown



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Lame Red Skirt
Minniconjou Sioux

May have participated
Killed during his attempt to surrender to Nelson A. Miles
April 1877



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Lame White Bull
Southern Cheyenne

Warrior in Crazy Dog Warrior Society
Fought Custer's Column
Unknown



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Lame White Man
Bearded Man, Mad Hearted Wolf
Putinhin Sina
circa 1838
Southern Cheyenne

Husband of Twin Woman; father of Red Hat, Crane Woman
Led charge on Custer Ridge; mistakenly killed by a Sioux
June 25, 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana Territory



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Last Bull
Northern Cheyenne
Warrior Chief of the Fox Warrior Society

Unknown
Unknown



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Lays Laughing
Oglala Sioux

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



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Left Hand
Arapahoe
; actually part Blackfeet, part Cheyenne
Son of Cherry
Mistook a wounded Sioux for a Crow and killed him
Unknown; alive in 1920



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Left Hand Shooter
Northern Cheyenne

Little Warrior Chief of the Elkhorn Scraper Warrior Society
Unknown
Unknown



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Leggings
Oglala Sioux

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



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Lightning Killer
Oglala Sioux

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



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Lights
Runs After the Clouds
Minniconjou Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Likes to Fight
Oglala Sioux

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



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Limber Bones
Flying By, Limber Hand, Loose Bones
Kinyan Hiyaye
Circa 1856
Northern Cheyenne, suicide warrior

Unmarried
Killed fighting Custer's column on Last Stand Hill
June 25, 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana Territory



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Limpy
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
Surrendered to Nelson A. Miles; served as scout
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Little Back
Oglala Sioux

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



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Little Bear
Hunkpapa Sioux

Wounded in the battle and rescued by Elk Nation
Unknown



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Little Bear
Northern Cheyenne

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



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Little Big Man
Oglala Sioux

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



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Little Bird
Northern Cheyenne

Shot in the thigh during the valley fight
Unknown



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Little Boy
Oglala Sioux

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



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Little Buck
Oglala Sioux

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



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Little Buck Elk
Unknown

Unknown
Unknown



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Little Bull
Oglala Sioux

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



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Little Coyote
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
Unknown



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Little Creek
Northern Cheyenne

Little Warrior Chief in Crazy Dog Warrior Society
Unknown
Unknown



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Little Crow
Hunkpapa Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Little Crow
Minniconjou Sioux

Caught Custer's horse; scalped Lame White Man by mistake
Unknown



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Little Dog
Sioux

Unknown
1926, at Cheyenne River Agency
Unknown



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Little Eagle
Sioux

Fought alongside Kill Eagle
Unknown



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Little Hawk
Northern Cheyenne

In valley fight; drank some captured whiskey
Unknown; living in 1908



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Little Hawk
Oglala Sioux

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



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Little Horse
Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Little Horse
Moinahkakit
Northern Cheyenne

Little Warrior Chief in the Fox Warrior Society
Probably stripped Tom Custer's body after the battle
Unknown



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Little Knife
Hunkpapa Sioux
, warrior
Told of torture of soldier in Indian village
Unknown



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Little Moon
Hunkpapa Sioux

Unknown
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Little Prick
Oglala Sioux

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



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Little Robe
Southern Cheyenne

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



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Little Shield
Northern Cheyenne

Camp guard on watch the first night
Unknown



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Little Sun
Northern Cheyenne

Fought in valley; chased 3 soldiers along south bank of river
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
Unknown



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Little Voice
Hunkpapa Sioux

Brother of Deeds
Unknown
Unknown



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Little Warrior
Little Soldier
Oglala Sioux
, warrior
Stepson of Sitting Bull
Unknown
1929, at Standing Rock Agency
Unknown; alive at age 80



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



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Little Wolf
Chief Little Wolf
1820, Montana
Northern Cheyenne

Chief of Elkhorn Scrapers Warrior Society
Unknown
1926, attended Battle 50 Year Anniversary
1904
Lame Deer, Rosebud County, Montana
(Cemetery is next to the Northern Cheyenne Crafts Center. Dull Knife is also buried there.)

Little Wolf


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Little Wolf
Hunkpapa Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Living Bear
Oglala Sioux

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



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Loafer
Oglala Sioux

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



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Lone Bear
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
Unknown



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Lone Bear
Moto Wajila
Oglala Sioux

Reported that the Custer fight lasted four hours
Unknown



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Lone Bull
Minnicounjou Sioux
, Headman
Unknown
Unknown



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Lone Bull
One Bull
Hunkpapa Sioux
, warrior
Brother of Lazy White Bull; nephew of Sitting Bull
Rescued Good Bear Boy on Reno's skirmish line
Unknown





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Lone Eagle
Sioux

Unknown
1926, at Cheyenne River Agency
Unknown



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Lone Elk
Oglala Sioux

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



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Lone Horn
Minniconjou Sioux
, Headman
Unknown
Unknown



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Lone Man
John Loneman
Isnawichah
Circa 1850
Oglala Sioux

Mary
Unknown
1890, detailed to take Sitting Bull at Ghost Dance outbreak
April 1918



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Long Dog
Hunkpapa Sioux

Unknown
Unknown



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Long Dog
Sunka Wanjila
Sans Arc Sioux

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



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Long Dung
Oglala Sioux
, Medicine Man
Unknown
Unknown



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Long Elk
Minniconjou Sioux
, warrior
Wounded fighting Custer's Column
Unknown



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Long Handle
Oglala Sioux

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



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Long Name
Oglala Sioux

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



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Long Roach
Northern Cheyenne

Father of Roman Nose (killed in the battle)
Unknown
Unknown



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Long Road
Eagle Hat
Canku Hanska
Sans Arc Sioux

Killed counting coup on soldier near Benteen's line
June 25, 1876, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Montana Territory



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Long Visitor
Oglala Sioux

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



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Looking Elk
Oliver Looking Elk
Hehakawaketo
Circa 1845
Minniconjou Sioux

Unknown
1890, detailed to take Sitting Bull at Ghost Dance outbreak
1929, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, awarded $20 per month pension for Indian Police Service
Unknown; alive in 1928



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Looking Elk
Hunkpapa Sioux

Refused to take Good Bear Boy off the field while under fire
Unknown



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Looks Like a Dog
Oglala Sioux

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



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Looks White
Oglala Sioux

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



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Looks Yellow
Oglala Sioux

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



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Lost Log
Northern Cheyenne

Unknown
Unknown



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Low Dog
Sunka kyciyela
circa 1847
Oglala Sioux
, Chief
Medicine (Pejuta) born circa 1846
One Who Makes Disorders (Kokam Wosice), born circa 1870, and Horse (Sunkakan), born circa 1879
In valley, Reno Hill, and Custer Ridge fights;
said 38 Indians were killed
Unknown

Photo of Low Dog
   
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