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Chief Left Hand
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Birth: unknown
Oklahoma, USA
Death: 1911
Oklahoma, USA

Principal Chief of Southern Arapaho Indians. He was born in the 1840's somewhere in Western Oklahoma. Became Principal Chief in 1889. Along with Black Kettle, he fought sucessfully at the Battle of Sand Creek in 1864. He signed the Treaty of Medicine Lodge which moved the tribe to Oklahoma. Even though he was involved in the Ghost Dance Movement, a messianic movement which longed for the restoration of the past; a return to a life free of hunger, disease, and the bitter warring with the white people, he backed the notion to open the reservation to settlement. Close by the area of his burial, the springs bear his name. 
Jesse Chisholm Gravesite
Blaine County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Barry Charles
Record added: Jan 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17348441
Chief Left Hand
Added by: Barry Charles
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There is debate as to when Chief Left Hand died. Margaret Coel in her book CHIEF LEFT HAND believes, from her research, that he was mortally wounded at Sand Creek and was able to follow his tribe to Smokey River where he died. The Chief Left hand on this...(Read more)
 Added: Jul. 21, 2015
Please, show us the truth. Thank you for sending your descendants to me. Thank you for teaching your sons to walk in love. May you Rest In Peace, with honor.
- Donlyn Arbuthnot
 Added: Apr. 10, 2014

- C.H. Jackson / K. J. Jackson
 Added: May. 7, 2013
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