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TWO PICTOGRAPHS from the "Spotted Wolf / Yellow Nose Ledger Book" are shown above. The top drawing depicts Cheyenne woman warrior Buffalo Calf Road rescuing her brother, Chief Comes in Sight, at the Battle of the Rosebud, as Little Hawk and Young Two Moon described.
Here is Father Peter John Powell's discussion of this pictograph from People of the Sacred Mountain:
Buffalo Calf Road made such an impression at the Battle of the Rosebud that the Cheyenne named the battle for her. Instead of the "Battle of the Rosebud," the Cheyenne called the great joint Sioux / Cheyenne victory of June 17, 1876, "Where the girl saved her brother (Kse-e se-wo-is-tan-i-we-i-tat-an-e)."
At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Buffalo Calf Road reportedly took up arms again along with her brother, Comes In Sight, who was a leader in the Cheyenne counter-attack at Medicine Tail Coulee, and her husband, Black Coyote, who died at the Little Bighorn.
Here is Sioux warrior Two Eagles' account of a Cheyenne woman warrior killing a soldier in the final phase of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and Sioux warrior Eagle Elk's account of Sioux woman warrior Moving Robe Woman, killing a "Hunkpapa who was with the soldiers" (a Sioux scout working for the Seventh Cavalry) at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Sioux war chief Rain In The Face also described Moving Robe at the Little Bighorn.
Young Two Moon said one of the 200 warriors under his command at the Rosebud was a woman. According to Pretty Shield, two Crow women warriors -- The Other Magpie and Finds Them And Kills Them (actually a wikte) -- fought at the Battle of the Rosebud as well.
-- Bruce Brown
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