Warrior Bullchief

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Warrior Bullchief

  • Birth 1825 Montana, USA
  • Death unknown
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 19657010

Looking for information for this man including burial location. Please e-mail if you can help me out. This is the only "known" photo of him showing him crossing a river. It was taken in 1905. He was a Crow Warrior. I have his name listed as "Bullchief". However, it could have been "Chief Bull".
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THANKS TO Doris Thomas for the following information:

Bull Chief was born in 1825 into the Absaroke, or Mountain Crow, tribe that lived in the region that would become Montana and Wyoming.* The Indian leader flourished and developed at a time when the buffalo culture that he was born into, was at its peak.

When he was a young warrior, Bull Chief was determined that he did not have to follow the usual course of fasting and gaining a vision to achieve success. He set out on his trail to honors and recognition, but to no avail. He returned repeatedly from war parties empty handed. His determination and personal strength were required not only for hunting and combat, but in spiritual pursuits as well.

Through self-sacrifice and strenuous physical trials, the men of his culture sought visions to achieve direction and dominance. Finally, he resorted to fasting to seek a vision. After several attempts, he finally experienced his vision and gained his first "honor." After that, he often counted coup, which was to strike or touch an enemy warrior with a slender wand, and come away unscathed.

By distinguishing himself in battle against their enemies, his tribe often recognized Bull Chief as the bravest warrior, and he eventually became chief of the Absaroke tribe.


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  • Created by: Mr. Ed
  • Added: 1 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19657010
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Warrior Bullchief (1825–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19657010, ; Maintained by Mr. Ed (contributor 35186547) Unknown.