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Spotted Wolf's White Handled Pistols
Cheyenne artifacts of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Spotted Wolf, A Legacy of Trust
By Renee Sansom Flood
Before the Cheyenne attacked, Spotted Wolf stopped at the mouth of Trail Creek and here he painted his son White Shield with yellow paint. He sang a courage song for his son, and then drew a picture of a kingfisher on the shoulder of the boy's horse with blue clay: "My son, if the kingfisher dives into the water for a fish, he never misses his prey. Today, I wish you to do the same thing. You shall count the first coup. Drink plenty of water and let this be your last drink until the fight is over."
During the battle, White Shield saved the life of Two Moons [Young Two Moon] and brought back a cavalry bugle for his mother.
Another brother, White Elk, wore a long war bonnet with his special medicine attached: a swallow, butterflies and dragonflies...
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