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Bloody Knife
Birth: 1840
North Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Montana, USA

American Indian Scout. Born in or around 1840 near the present day Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota Territory, his father was Hunkpapa and his mother was Arikara. Ridiculed in his childhood by other Indians because of his mixed blood, after the Civil War he served as an Indian Scout for General Alfred Sully's 4th United States Cavalry. In 1868 he enlisted as an Indian scout at Fort Stevenson, and in 1872, after the establishment of Fort Lincoln, and the arrival of the 7th United States Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel George Custer, he was made chief of the Indian scouts. On June 25, 1876, during the Battle of Little Big Horn, Custer assigned Bloody Knife to Major Marcus Reno's detachment and ordered them to circle around the Indian Camp they had found at the Little Bighorn River in Montana Territory. Reno attacked the camp on the western side of the River and was overwhelmed by the Indians and retreated to what is known as Reno Hill. Sometime during the retreat Bloody knife was killed by a gunshot to the head while standing next to Major Reno. (bio by: Maverick1862) 
 
Burial:
Red Cloud Cemetery
Pine Ridge
Shannon County
South Dakota, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 18, 2005
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- R I P
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014
Everyone who studies or reads about the fight at the Little Big Horn will forever learn of the name "Bloody Knife." Rest in peace.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014

- sjm
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014
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