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 Half Yellow Face

Half Yellow Face

Birth
Montana, USA
Death 1878 (aged 47–48)
Wyola, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 119975989 · View Source
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Crow Scout. His name in Crow language Ischu Shi Dish, or Half Yellow Face. Holding the rank of corporal, he was the leader or "pipe carrier" of the six Crow Scouts assigned to the U.S. Army 7th Cavalry led by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer during of the Sioux and Cheyenne campaign of 1876. He was reported to convey to Custer before he engaged the Sioux encampment at the basin of Little Big Horn, "You and I are both going home tonight by a road we do not know". He participated in the Battle of Little Big Horn with Major Reno's detachment and survived, but Custer and 211 men of the 7th Cavalry were killed. He is traditionally reported to have died in 1879, killed on the Yellowstone River while pursuing a Sioux raiding party that had stolen Crow horses. Crow oral tradition indicates that he had a traditional scaffold burial on Crow lands, near present day Wyola, Montana.


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  • Created by: Michael
  • Added: 7 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119975989
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