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Bobtail Bull
Original name: Bobtail Hocus-ta-ris
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Birth: 1831
North Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Bobtail Bull (Hocus-ta-ris/Hucus-ta-nix/ Hocus-terricks)Arikara Indian scout with Seventh U.S. Cavalry, enlisted April 26, 1876, at age 45, at Ft. Lincoln, for six months. Enlisted by Lt. W.W. Cooke. First leader of the Ree scouts. Leader of the rescue party for Red Bear from Camp No. 8 in the march of the expedition to the Powder River. Leader of the first scouting party on June 22. With Custer at the Crow's nest on June 25th. Advanced with Reno's column down Little Big Horn valley. Killed in valley fight.

Strike Two: "A soldier was on Bob Tail's horse, Bob Tail having been killed, and we took his horse and put him among the pack mules. Bob Tail's horse had blood marks down his legs and on hoofs and saddle, so we concluded he (Bob Tail) was wounded and killed after crossing the river--that is on the east side."

--"The Arikara Narrative"--O.G. Libby
--"Custer in 76"--Edited by Kenneth Hammer
--"Men With Custer" by Kenneth Hammer (bio by: Michael L. Nunnally) 
 
Note: Indian Scout for Custer. Killed in the Valley Fight.
 
Burial:
Custer National Cemetery
Crow Agency
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
 
Created by: Mongoose
Record added: Dec 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8160911
Bobtail Bull
Added by: Michael L. Nunnally
 
Bobtail Bull
Added by: Michael L. Nunnally
 
Bobtail Bull
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- Michael L. Nunnally
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