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Roman Nose
Birth: 1835, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1868
Beecher Island
Yuma County
Colorado, USA

Cheyenne Indian War Chief. His name was Woqini, for Arched Nose and he was one of the most esteemed warriors of the Plains Indian Wars of the 1860s. His bravery and fearlessness was in descriptions of the Battle of Platte Bridge and the Powder River Expedition, both in 1865. In Battle he wore a magnificent headdress, made with one buffalo horn and a long tail of red and black eagle feathers. On September 17, 1868 he was with a party of Cheyennes and Sioux that attacked a troop of Major George A. Forsyth's Scouts led by Lt. Beecher on the Republican River near the Colorado-Kansas border. The scouts retreated to a small sandbar in the Arickaree Fork, which became known as Beecher's Island. The Indians greatly outnumbered the scouts but they were able to hold off there charges. Roman Nose unhesitatingly agreed to lead a charge, as he rode past the riverbank, he was shot and killed. After the battle his body was placed on a scaffold with the bodies of other dead warriors. He was later placed on the ridge of the battlefield. Beecher Island Battlefield is now a historical monument and memorial to the dead buried there.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Beecher Island Battlefield Monument
Beecher Island
Yuma County
Colorado, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Sep 17, 2003
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Roman Nose
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Roman Nose
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