Red Feather, an Assiniboine or Stony Sioux warrior in 1876, fought under Chief Scabby Head of the Sihasapa or Blackfeet Sioux at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. One of a small party of Assiniboines visiting Yanktonnai Sioux relatives at Little Big Horn, Red Feather was in the massive counterattack against Reno’s command and later participated in the annihilation of Custer’s immediate command. He died at age 94.
“Red on Feathers worn ceremonially meant wounds received in battle. Eagle feathers were so painted to celebrate a warrior’s skill and daring.” – Fort Peck Reservation, Frazer, MT 1941

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