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Mitch Boyer
Birth: 1837, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Frontiersman. He was an interpreter for the 7th United States Cavalry. H e accompanied Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer's column and died with him at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Also called Kar-paysh, or Kape. His mother was a full-blooded Santee Indian. His father was John Baptiste Boyer, a French Canadian fur trapper, hunter, and blacksmith. In 1849, he lived with his family at Fort Laramie (his father was killed by Indians while trapping in 1863). He was an Interpreter at Fort Phil Kearny from April to June 1868. Married Magpie Outside (also called Mary Boyer) in the fall of 1869. Their children were Mary, Thomas, and James LeForge Boyer. Employed as a hunter/trader 1870 to 1872. Employed by 2nd Cavalry as a guide for the military escort for the Northern Pacific Railroad survey team in Dakota and Montana. From 1872 to 1876, he was employed as a guide, interpreter, laborer, and messenger at the Crow Agency and by the US Army. He was considered a quiet, low-spoken man, with the face of an Indian and the dress of a white man, and was considered as the best guide in the country after the celebrated Jim Bridger. His body was buried in the mass grave, marked by the Battle Monument, on Last Stand Hill. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
 
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 Parents:
  Molly Campbell Hunter (1840 - 1920)
 
 Spouse:
  Margrete Wallace Cooper (1836 - 1902)*
 
 Sibling:
  Mitch Boyer (1837 - 1876)
  William Garnett (1855 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Custer National Cemetery
Crow Agency
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Plot: Buried in mass grave
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Oct 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5815095
Mitch Boyer
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Mitch Boyer
Added by: Kit and Morgan Benson
 
Mitch Boyer
Added by: Kit and Morgan Benson
 
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- Martin W
 Added: Oct. 12, 2013
It's probable that your remains were positively identified in 1988, and you do not lie in the mass grave on the battlefield. At the very least you have a stone marker where your body was found. RIP, Mitch.http://www.friendslittlebighorn.com/Mitch%20Bouyer...(Read more)
- Dr. Don
 Added: Jun. 25, 2013

- Sgt. Rock
 Added: Jun. 25, 2013
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