This Derringer has the name One Bull Hunkpapa written in togia numerous times on it. One Bull was Sitting Bull's younger half-brother, acting as one his personal guards and riding with him during the Indian Wars. One Bull's story can be found in "More History".
This Revolver has the name Chief Long Hat written a number of times in togia, along with the Oglala and Wakan marks. Long Hat, an Oglala Lakota Sioux, was a chief of the Wakan and belonged to a special sect called the Yuwipi. The Yuwipi conducted various rituals and the men were known as Yuwip iwicasa or a Yuwipi Man. In a story about Long Hat, Black Shawl, Crazy Horse’s wife said Long Hat had travelled with them and helped her husband decide to surrender. Her recounting of the story is found in "More History".
This 1851 Colt Navy Percussion Revolver S/N 106648 has the name Little Shield written in togia on the right and left grips and the bottom of the back strap, as part of the message: "rode with-Soreback-brother-He Dog-Greasy Grass". Little Shield fought in the lndian Wars and was shot in the arm during the Little Bighorn battle. Little Shield and his family surrendered with Crazy Horse in May 1877 at Fort Robinson. They settled at the Red Cloud Agency and later transferred to the Pine Ridge Reservation and settled in the White Clay District.
This 1860 Colt Army Percussion Revolver, the name Knife is written in togia on the left grip as part of the following message: "Knife-Grass Dancer-rode together-Black Bear". On the right grip is found Knife Grass Dancer written twice along with the togia mark for scout. On the bottom of the back strap Knife Grass Dancer is written three times near the togia scout mark. On the left side of the barrel, Knife Grass Dancer is found written again. Knife was born in t842, an Oyuhkpe Oglala Sioux. He grew to be a great warrior and was selected by Crazy Horse to become a Grass Dancer. Knife and his family settled on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the Wounded Knee District.
This 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver S/N 256329 has the name Killed Twice Hunkpapa written in togia on the left grip and frame, right grip and frame and the bottom of the left and right grips. Killed Twice was born in 1860, the son of Hunkpapa parents Conquering Bear and Yellow Woman. Killed Twice had three brothers - Weasel born in 1856, Chasing Twice born in 1858 and Run over Again born in 1862. Conquering Bear and his sons all fought in the lndian Wars and belonged to Rain ln The Face's Hunkpapa Band of Lakota Sioux. Rain ln The Face and his band followed Sitting Bull into Canada and surrendered at Fort Keogh on October 31, 1880. The band of 39 families (180 people) was sent to the Standing Rock Reservation and they settled near Bullhead Creek.
This 1860 Colt Army Percussion Revolver S/N 174761 has the name Blue Hawk written twice in togia on the right grip along with the Oglala and Oyuhpe Oglala marks. Blue Hawk is written on the trigger guard by the serial number and Blue Hawk (with Hawk written twice) Ouyhpe Oglala written on the bottom of the back strap. An Oglala Lakota Sioux, Blue Hawk was born in 1833. He and his son, Wonderful Crow, were members of a special cavalry unit created by Big Roads. These warriors fought with only with war axe sand revolvers and changed the course of the battle at the Little Bighorn.
War Bonnet's name is written in togia on this revolver, with a message "War Bonnet-Black Bear-protect-War Bonnet-see plenty death-Wounded Knee". He was an Oglala Lakota Sioux and belonged to Chief Red Dog's Band. After fighting in the Battle of Little Bighorn he and his family surrendered with Crazy Horse, but War Bonnet stayed at the Ice Cave to guard the horses and guns.
This revolver has the name G.A. Custer on the butt as shown in the picture under "More History". At the Battle of Little Bighorn, Dewey Beard watched as two Cheyenne, Spotted Wolf and his son White Elk, take a white handled revolver from a bloody man with blue shirt sleeves rolled up and with hair under his nose (General Custer).
This Derringer pistol has the name Robe written in togia on the right side of the action, right and left grips, along with the Grass Dancer mark. Robe surrendered with Crazy Horse on May 6, 1877, along with his wife and daughters at Red Cloud Agency.
This 1860 Colt Army Percussion 44 Cal Revolver, Old Bear is written in togia on the right and left grips and the bottom of the right grip. Old Bear was born in 1822 to Northern Cheyenne parents and married an Oglala woman who belonged to Crazy Horse’s band, which Old Bear joined. He later married Long Tooth in 1871 and rode with Two Moon and lce (White Bull) at the Battle of Little Sheeps Creek/Little Bighorn, killing many soldiers that attacked their village. ln the spring of 1,877, many Cheyenne wanted Two Moon to surrender but many did not. Two Moon found Crazy Horse and the Oglala camped on the Powder Riverand Old Bear and his family joined other Cheyenne families who did not want to surrender and ultimately stayed with the Oglala. Old Bear followed Crazy Horse until surrendering with him in the fall of 1877. Old Bear and his family settled in the Pine Ridge Reservation and never returned to the Cheyenne Reservation.
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