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Wooden Leg A Warrior Who Fought Custer

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Wooden Leg: A Warrior Who Fought Custer is a book by Thomas Bailey Marquis about the life of a Northern Cheyenne Indian, Wooden Leg, who fought in several historic battles between United States forces and the Plains Indians, including the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where he faced the troops of George Armstrong Custer. The book is of great value to historians, not only for its eye-witness accounts of battles, but also for its detailed description of the way of life of 19th-century Plains Indians. The book was dictated to Marquis by Wooden Leg in Indian Sign Language, their only common language. Marquis gathered the stories for the book from Wooden Leg and others while he was physician at the agency in Montana from 1922. They were reluctant to open up to him at first, but eventually Marquis gained their trust. Wooden Leg lived through some of the most turbulent times in Cheyenne history, but the book begins with his childhood and descriptions of Cheyenne customs. These include tribal organisation, the warrior societies, sport, religion and mythology, their friendship and cooperation with the Sioux, arrow recognition, warbonnet entitlement, and much more. Wooden Leg was introduced to warfare at a very young age via conflict with the Crow and joined the Elk warrior society at age 14. The book describes Wooden Leg's participation in the important battles of the war of 1876–1877, when the Cheyenne, Sioux, and other plains tribes fought the United States. These included not only the Little Big Horn, but the preceding Battle of the Rosebud and the succeeding Dull Knife Fight. Following the Cheyenne surrender, the tribe was deported to Oklahoma, but eventually Wooden Leg was allowed to return. At Fort Keogh he worked as a scout for the army and was later appointed a judge at the Tongue River Indian Reservation. Wooden Leg describes in detail how he befriended the old chief Little Wolf towards the end of the latter's life. Little Wolf had been a great war leader but was now ostracised for having killed another Cheyenne while drunk. Wooden Leg's description of the Battle of the Little Bighorn caused controversy when the book was first published, particularly his claim that many of the US soldiers committed suicide. This claim is still discussed by scholars and has been investigated by archeologists, but no firm conclusions have been reached.

Wooden Leg A Warrior Who Fought Custer

Author : Thomas B. Marquis
ISBN : 9781782898689
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“Wooden Leg was one of the sixteen hundred warriors of the Northern Cheyennes who fought with the Sioux against Custer at the legendary Battle of the Little Bighorn. As an old man in his seventies, he related his story of the battle to Thomas B. Marquis, formerly an agency physician for the Northern Cheyennes, in scores of interviews, illustrating his statements with drawings and maps. "Some aspects of Wooden Leg's account have provoked controversy, but - as Marquis points out - soon after the battle the Sioux were settled in the Dakotas while the Cheyennes were located on the reservation in the heart of the region where had been the conflicts. Thus they have kept their memories fresh or have kept each other prompted into true recollections. This advantageous condition has rendered them the best of first-hand authorities." The author checked and corroborated or corrected all points of importance with other Cheyennes - among them Limpy, Pine, Bobtail Horse, Sun Bear, Black Horse, Two Feathers, Wolf Chief, Little Sun, Blackbird, Big Beaver, Medicine Bull, and the younger Little Wolf - "all of whom were with the hostile Indians when Custer came."”-Print Ed.

A Warrior Who Fought Custer

Author : Wooden Leg
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Wooden Leg A Warrior Who Fought Custer Expanded Annotated

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One of the most fascinating classics ever written about the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Dr. Thomas Marquis spent many years getting to know and interviewing Native Americans who had fought against General Custer and the 7th Cavalry. This is the narrative of Chief Wooden Leg, given to Marquis late in Wooden Leg's life. Long dismissed by historians, Little Bighorn scholars today believe the Indian accounts to be essential to an understanding of what went wrong at the Little Bighorn (and what went right for the Sioux and Cheyenne). Archaeology at the battlefield has born out the veracity of the Indian accounts and the contribution to history by Wooden Leg and Marquis is invaluable. Included is a great deal of information about the life of the Cheyenne of Wooden Leg's time, his boyhood, his understanding of Indian medicine, a very detailed account of the June 25-26, 1876 battle with Custer, and more. This is a book you'll read more than once. Every memoir of the American West provides us with another view of the movement that changed the country forever. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

Wooden Leg

Author : Wooden Leg
ISBN : 0803282885
Genre : History
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Told with vigor and insight, this is the memorable story of Wooden Leg (1858?1940), one of sixteen hundred warriors of the Northern Cheyennes who fought with the Lakotas against Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Wooden Leg remembers the world of the Cheyennes before they were forced onto reservations. He tells of growing up on the Great Plains and learning how to be a Cheyenne man. We hear from him about Cheyenne courtship, camp life, spirituality, and hunting; of skirmishes with Crows, Pawnees, and Shoshones; and of the Cheyennes? valiant but doomed resistance against the army of the United States. In particular, Wooden Leg recalls the fight against Custer at the Little Bighorn, a controversial and arresting recollection that stands as the first published Native account of that battle. ø As an old man in his seventies, Wooden Leg related the story of his life and the Little Bighorn battle in interviews with Thomas B. Marquis (1869?1935), formerly an agency physician for the Northern Cheyennes. Marquis checked and corroborated or corrected all points of importance with other Cheyennes. This edition features a new introduction by Richard Littlebear, president of Chief Dull Knife College and an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Nation of Montana.

A Warrior Who Fought Custer

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Cheyenne Tribe

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ISBN : 1156073634
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 79. Chapters: Cheyenne people, Lame Deer, Montana, Battle of Washita River, Wooden Leg: A Warrior Who Fought Custer, Sand Creek massacre, Great Sioux War of 1876, Medicine Lodge Treaty, Native American tribes in Nebraska, David Pendleton Oakerhater, Northern Cheyenne Exodus, Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian Reservation, Dog Soldiers, Black Kettle, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Great Race, George Bent, Suzan Shown Harjo, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Cheyenne language, Mo-nah-se-tah, Little Wolf, Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Treaty of Fort Wise, Harvey Pratt, Bear Butte, Red River War, W. Richard West, Sr., Roman Nose, Morning Star, Council of Forty-four, Cheyenne military societies, Jimmy Carl Black, Howling Wolf, Edgar Heap of Birds, Chris Eyre, Chief Dull Knife College, Little Rock, W. Richard West, Jr., Little Shield, Grey Beard, Third Colorado Cavalry, Mochi, Edmund Guerrier, Medicine Arrows, Red Cloud Agency, Lean Bear, Buffalo Calf Road Woman, Joseph Fire Crow, John Woodenlegs, Minnie Devereaux, Lame White Man, Wolf Robe, Archie Blackowl, Two Moons, Cheyenne War, Eugene Little Coyote, Little Man, The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Lifeways, Yvonne Kauger, Brick stitch, Henry Roman Nose, Ehyophsta, White Buffalo, Tall Bull, Avonaco. Excerpt: The Battle of Washita River (also called Battle of the Washita or Washita Massacre) occurred on November 27, 1868 when Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's 7th U.S. Cavalry attacked Black Kettle's Southern Cheyenne camp on the Washita River (near present day Cheyenne, Oklahoma), part of a major winter encampment of numerous bands. After they signed the Medicine Lodge Treaty, the Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho were required to remove south from present-day Kansas and Colorado to a new reservation in Indian Territory (modern Oklahoma). This forced them to give up their traditional territor...

A Northern Cheyenne Album

Author : Margot Liberty
ISBN : 0806138939
Genre : Photography
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A Northern Cheyenne Album presents a rare series of never-before-published photographs that document the lives of tribal people on the reservation during the early twentieth-century—a period of rapid change. Reservation physician and expert photographer Thomas B. Marquis captured Northern Cheyenne life in numerous images taken from 1926 to 1935. After 1960, former tribal president John Woodenlegs and others interviewed tribal elders and, drawing on tape recordings, composed the photos' lively captions. Margot Liberty, editor of this volume, has added her own descriptions, filling in details of Northern Cheyenne culture and history from a scholar's viewpoint.

Wars Between The United States And Native Americans

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 103. Chapters: Black Hawk War, Geronimo, American Indian Wars, Wooden Leg: A Warrior Who Fought Custer, Battle of Little Robe Creek, Dakota War of 1862, Sand Creek massacre, Yuma War, Great Sioux War of 1876, Western theater of the American Revolutionary War, Apache Wars, Tecumseh's War, Red Cloud's War, Winnebago War, Battle of Honsinger Bluff, Sioux Wars, Colorado War, Antelope Hills Expedition, Battle of Newtown, Mohave War, Nez Perce War, Yakima War, Snake War, Red River War, Bald Hills War, Mariposa War, Sixty Years' War, Battle of Bear Valley, Bear River Expedition, Battle of the Tongue River, Bannock War, Sheepeater Indian War, Rogue River Wars, Illinois Territory in the War of 1812, Massai, Battle of Infernal Caverns, Cheyenne War, Coeur d'Alene War, Mariposa Battalion, Creek War of 1836, Battle of Four Lakes, Arikara War, Oconee War, Owens Valley Indian War, Klamath and Salmon Indian Wars, Klickitat War, Comanche Campaign, Battle of Pryor Creek, Comanche Wars, Sabine-Southwestern War. Excerpt: American Indian Wars is the name used in the United States to describe a series of conflicts between American settlers or the federal government and the native peoples of North America. The wars were the result of the arrival of European colonizers who continuously expanded their territory pushing the indigenous populations westwards. The wars were spurred by ideologies such as Manifest Destiny, that held that the United States was destined to expand from coast to coast on the American continent, and which resulted in the policy of Indian removal by which Indigenous peoples were removed from the areas where Europeans were settling forcefully or by means of voluntary exchange of territory through treaties. Today Native Americans make up 1.37% of the population of the United States. There is no conclusive evidence to determine how m...

Indian Views Of The Custer Fight

Author : Richard G. Hardorff
ISBN : 0806136901
Genre : History
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A much-neglected source of first-hand views on the Battle of the Little Bighorn is presented in this third and final volume of Indian testimony collected by award-winning author Richard G. Hardorff. Like its companion volumes, Lakota Recollections and Cheyenne Memories, Indian Views offers thirty-five interviews and statements from Indians who were eyewitnesses to the battle. Here is the story of the battle as told through the observations of twenty-nine Sioux and nine Cheyennes, from the point at which the soldiers were first detected on their march toward the Indian settlement, to the bitter end, as the Indians packed up and moved their camps. Interviews, narratives, and statements by Crazy Horse, Crow King, Two Moons, and Turning Hawk are only a few of the accounts given, extracted from letters, newspaper stories, Army reports, and manuscripts. The prologue and epilogue contain the impressions of three Seventh Cavalry soldiers, while the appendix presents Walter M. Camp's analytical conclusions of General Terry's order to Custer. Their combined efforts resulted in a valuable contribution to the historiography of one of the most dramatic and controversial episodes in our military history. Extensive notes provide in-depth analysis of sometimes conflicting statements regarding soldiers' identities, based on their clothing, positioning, and Indian accounts. Detailed background on the combatants is given as well as commentary on the number of Indian casualties in the fight. The eight maps which accompany these accounts illustrate the positions of fighters throughout the battle. This collection of primary source material, originally obtained by Army personnel, newspaper correspondents, anthropologists, and historians, is a must for any scholar of the Battle of the Little Bighorn and an important addition to the literature leading to a better perspective of the events of the summer of 1876.

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