Dewey Beard (Iron Hail), a Minneconjou Sioux warrior aged 17 in 1876, attempted on a dare from a tribesman to capture George A. Custer alive during the battle. Injured at the Massacre of Wounded Knee in 1890, in which he saw his first wife and child, mother an father sister and two brother killed, he died in 1955, aged 96. Native American survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn. He adopted Miller as his son in 1951. Dewey Beard was also one of the three models for the Indian nickel.