Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lame White Man

In the category of "You Just Can't Make This Shit Up", and on the day the Moonwalking Fool King of Pop passes into his next reincarnation, did you know this is concidentally also the anniversary of the death of Lame White Man, southern Cheyenne battle chief?

He was killed in the bloodbath known as Little Big Horn (referred to by Native Americas as the Battle of Greasy Grass Creek - no wonder it is better known by the first epithet).

Warrior Chief of the Southern Cheyenne, age ca 38, one of 7 Cheyenne killed in fighting with Custer's troops (2, 25); he was in the sweat lodge of Tall Sioux when Reno attacked, and first helped his wife Twin Woman, his son Red Hat and his daughter Crane Woman escape the village (26); did not wear his warbonnet in this battle (13); but was wearing a blue coat he found tied behind the cantle of a captured saddle when he was shot and scalped by a Sioux who mistook him for an army scout in hand to hand fighting on the gunsmoke-shrouded battlefield (28, 3, 26); his Sioux name was Bearded Man and he is also identified as Mad Hearted Wolf (see Mad Wolf) (26) Montana.edu


Karmic humor?

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