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 Little Wolf

Little Wolf

Birth
Montana, USA
Death 1904 (aged 83–84)
Lame Deer, Rosebud County, Montana, USA
Burial Lame Deer, Rosebud County, Montana, USA
Plot Cemetery is next to the Crafts Center
Memorial ID 7954203 · View Source
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Native American Chief of Northern Cheyenne. He was known as one of the Cheyenne Chiefs who fought for the liberty and justice of all Indians. He led a Indian military society called the Bowstring Soldiers and was a leader in the Northern Plains wars. He with Sioux and Arapaho warriors fought together in the War for the Bozeman Trail, also known as Red Cloud's War, from 1866 to 1868. To show good intent he was one of the chiefs who signed the Fort Laramie Treaty in 1868 to allow settlement in Indian territory. In 1875 he allied with the Sioux in their desperate defense of the Black Hills country and against confining the Indians upon reservations. By 1876 he was a chief in the War for the Black Hills under Sitting Bull's leadership and a participant in the Battle of Little Bighorn. After the defeat of Custer at Little Big Horn, he with other Cheyenne surrendered and they were sent to a reservation in Oklahoma. Determined to return home, in 1878 he led what was left of his people back to Montana. His band and the group led by Dull Knife split up in Nebraska, Little Wolf's band surrendered to the United States Army on March 25, 1879. They remained in Montana on the Tongue and Rosebud rivers until they were finally reunited with those of Dull Knife's group. Then with a US Government agreement all were resettled to a established reservation at Lame Deer, Montana and there he spent the remainder of his days.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 6 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7954203
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Little Wolf (1820–1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7954203, citing Lame Deer Cemetery, Lame Deer, Rosebud County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .