Survivors

Wolf Robe

Wolf Robe

Wolf Robe, son of a Southern Cheyenne chief, lived and fought with the Northern Cheyenne during the time of the Battle of Little Big Horn.

Wooden Leg

Wooden Leg

Wooden Leg, a Northern Cheyenne warrior aged 18 in 1876, fought under Chief Lame White Man at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Young Little Wolf

Young Little Wolf

Young Little Wolf, a Northern Cheyenne warrior in 1876, and a son of Chief Little Wolf arrived late at the Indian village, their band having trailed Custer’s command for many miles.

Sitting Eagle

Sitting Eagle

Sitting Eagle, an Oglala Sioux warrior in 1876, fought under He-Dog in the Battle of Little Big Horn.

Stephen Brave Bird

Stephen Brave Bird

Stephen Brave Bird, a Sichangu (Burnt Thigh) or Brule Sioux warrior aged 19 in 1876, fought under Crow Dog in the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which he took a scalp, counted two coups, and captured eight cavalry horses. "I was about 19 there at Greasy Grass...

Straight Forehead

Straight Forehead

Straight Forehead, an Oglala Sioux warrior in 1876, fought under Big Road and Crazy Horse in the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which he killed two soldiers and counted three coups on living enemies. "I used a lance and shield and a bow and arrows. A few of us had...

Thomas Steals Horses

Thomas Steals Horses

Also know as Rattlesnake, an 11-year old follower of Crazy Horse at the Battle of Little Big horn. An Oglala Sioux, he took part in the Ghost Dance uprising and later was a longtime member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. He died in 1941. "Everything was all mixed up...

Thomas White Horse

Thomas White Horse

Thomas White Horse, a Hunkpapa Sioux veteran of the Battle of Little Big Horn, was 89 when Miller painted his portrait in 1940. A follower of Chief Sitting Bull, he took part in the Ghost Dance in 1890. "A lean, almost famished, old fellow, he sparkled at the mention...

Two Birds

Two Birds

Two Birds, a Northern Cheyenne warrior in 1876, fought under Chief Two Moon in the Battle of Little Big Horn, in which he counted three coups and captured four cavalry horses. "The old man and I cordially shook hands. I did not see him again. While I was off in China...

Walking Hunter

Walking Hunter

Walking Hunter, a Hunkpapa Sioux and a follower of Sitting Bull in 1876, was nearly 30 years old - mature for a fighting man - when he took part in the Battle of Little Big Horn. Seven years earlier, at age 23, he established his reputation as a warrior in a bloody...

White Eagle

White Eagle

White Eagle, an Oglala Sioux warrior in 1876, fought under He-Dog and Crazy Horse in the Battle of Little Big Horn.

William Standing Bear

William Standing Bear

William Standing Bear, a Sihasapa or Blackfeet Sioux (not to be confused with the Algonquian Blackfeet of Montana or Alberta), fought as a warrior under Chief Scabby Head at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Uncertain as to how many troopers he may have killed, Standing...

Red Paint

Red Paint

Red Paint, an Oglala Sioux warrior aged 18 in 1876, fought under Crazy Horse in the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which he counted four coups, took two scalps and captured an army carbine and three cavalry horses. "To us certain colors have much significance...

Sherman Sage

Sherman Sage

Sherman Sage, one of a handful of Northern Arapahos who fought in the battle, was also called Well-Knowing One. Age 23 in 1876, Sage later became a famed medicine-man of his tribe. In 1889, he was instrumental in starting the Ghost Dance among his people, from whom...

Little Chief

Little Chief

Little Chief, a Northern Cheyenne warrior in 1876, fought under Chief Lame White Man in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Fishing upstream from the Indian village, Little Chief, White Shield, and other Cheyenne, and his nephew Dives Backward, were among the first to...

Long Commander

Long Commander

Long Commander (Fast Hawk), an Oglala Sioux warrior in 1876, was one of Crazy Horse's ardent followers in the Battle of Little Big horn. After forcing Reno's command into a headlong retreat, Long Commander and his fellow warriors followed Crazy horse in a sweeping...

Louis Looking Horse

Louis Looking Horse

Louis Looking Horse, a Hunkpapa Sioux, was one of Sitting Bull's younger yet wildest followers in 1876. After the Battle of Little Big Horn, in which he fought in the later phases, he was among those Sioux who fled with Sitting Bull to Grand-Mother's Land Canada,...

Moses One Feather

Moses One Feather

Moses One Feather, an Oglala Sioux warrior aged 27 in 1876, was one of Crazy Horse's followers in the Battle of Little Big Horn, in which he counted two coups and killed one of Custer's troopers. During the Ghost Dance outbreak in 1890, One Feather and his family were...

Nicholas Black Elk, Sr.

Nicholas Black Elk, Sr.

Although only 13 years old in 1876, he was in the thick of the Battle of Little Big Horn in which he took his first scalp. Later a famed medicine-man and spiritual leader of the Oglala Sioux, he was foremost priest of the Ghost Dance in 1890. He adopted Miller as his...

Old Eagle (Amos Clown)

Old Eagle (Amos Clown)

Old Eagle (Amos Clown), an Itazipcho or Sansarc Sioux warrior, fought under Chief Spotted Eagle, fighting Sansarc leader at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Old Eagle was only 13 that summer. He and his brother Bear Horns first fought in the defense of the Indian...