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THE DETAIL above from a pictograph by Cheyenne warrior Wooden Leg shows Minneconjou Sioux warrior Lazy White Bull's rescue of mortally wounded Black Sun, the only Cheyenne killed at the Battle of the Rosebud. Note the stuffed blue "water dog" or salamander (sometimes described as a weasel) Black Sun tied to his hair as a protective charm to ward off the American soldiers' bullets. According to People of the Sacred Mountain, Black Sun also spent a great deal of time before the battle painting his entire body yellow. The detail below from a pictograph by Cheyenne war chief Little Wolf shows the same famous scene of valor.
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