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Dull Knife
Birth: 1810
Montana, USA
Death: 1883
Montana, USA

Native Northern Cheyenne Chief. He was originally known as Wahiev which means Morning Star. He obtained the name Dull Knife after a battle with a Sioux warrior who had a buffalo hide shield his knife could not pierce. From that point the Sioux called him Tamela Pashme - Dull Knife. He was known for both honesty and courage as well as in his war record. He fought in the Cheyenne-Arapaho War in 186465 Colorado, in the Sioux Wars for the Northern Plains in 186668 and in Red Cloud's War for the Bozeman Trail. He was a signer of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty that deeded Native American land to the white settlers. In 1875 he allied with the Sioux in their desperate defense of the Black Hills country and against confining the Indians upon reservations. In 1876 after the defeat of Custer at Little Big Horn, he with the Cheyenne surrendered and they were sent to a reservation in Oklahoma. Determined to return to home, in 1878 he led what was left of his people back to Montana but were eventually caught by the US Army. When he and his people refused to return to Oklahoma, they made a daring escape in which many were killed and recaptured. Dull Knife with a few others got away and made it to the safety of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Eventually through public sympathy a reservation was established for the Northern Cheyenne in Montana, where he and his people were finally allowed to settle in peace. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Lame Deer Cemetery
Lame Deer
Rosebud County
Montana, USA
Plot: Cemetery is next to the Crafts Center
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Oct 06, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7951097
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- Historybuff
 Added: Feb. 17, 2017

- nancy ashley
 Added: Feb. 11, 2016
watched both "Dances with Wolves" Cheyenne Autumn" made my own mind up, read further, your Exodus enabled the truth to be told and us, of later generations to realise the lies of politicians, lies that manipulate and ruin our lives today, THANK YOU
- Bob Lane
 Added: Jan. 3, 2016
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