Wassenberg Art Center

Bear Comes Out

Fought in the Battle of Little Big Horn under Chief Two Moons. He counted a coup which made him very proud. He was 80 winters old when Miller painted ..  read more...

Bear Soldier

Bear Soldier, a Hunkpapa Sioux warrior and a follower of Sitting Bull in 1876, was an Akicita or policeman of the Fox Warriors doing camp police duty ..  read more...

Benjamin Black Bear

Benjamin Black Bear, a Hunkpapa Sioux, follower of Sitting Bull during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, was 16 years old in 1876. He died in 1939 at..  read more...

Black Wolf

Black Wolf, a mature warrior in 1876, was a Northern Cheyenne who fought at the Battle of Little Big Horn under Chief Lame White Man. Son of a Cheyenn..  read more...

Bobtail Bear

Bobtail Bear, an Assiniboine or Stony Sioux warrior in 1876, fought under Chief Scabby Head of the Sihasapa or Blackfeet Sioux at the Battle of Little..  read more...

Bobtail Horse

Bobtail Horse, a Northern Cheyenne warrior in 1876, fought under Chief Lame White Man in the Battle of Little Big Horn. However, while his tribesman w..  read more...

Chief Daniel Blue Horse

Chief Daniel Blue Horse, a leader of the Oglala Sioux, had fought under Crazy Horse at the Battle of Little Big Horn at age 15. He was chief of the Si..  read more...

Chief Grass Rope

Chief Grass Rope, leader of the low Brule Sioux in later year, fought at age 15 under minor Brule chief, Crow Dog, at the Battle of Little Bighorn. He..  read more...

Chief Henry Oscar One Bull

Chief Henry Oscar One bull, a Hunkpapa Sioux, was a nephew, adopted son and bodyguard of the famed Chief Sitting Bull. When Major Marcus A. Reno attac..  read more...

Chief Iron White Man

Chief Iron White Man, a minor band chief of the Oglala Sioux, fought under Crazy Horse at the Battle of Little Big Horn, in which he captured a revolv..  read more...

Chief Joseph Black Horn

Chief Joseph Black Horn, a minor band chief of the oglala Sioux, fought under Crazy Horse at the Battle of Little Big Horn at age 15. In the action ag..  read more...

Chief Joseph White Bull

Chief Joseph White Bull, a "scalp-shirt" wearer or principal chief of the Minneconjou Sioux, amassed an enviable record of courage in the Battle of Li..  read more...

Chief Turkey Legs

Turkey Legs, a minor Northern Cheyenne Chief in 1876, led his warriors at the Battle of Little Big Horn. He was famous among his people for his later ..  read more...

Crazy Bull

Crazy Bull, an Assiniboine or Stony Sioux warrior in 1876, fought under Chief Scabby Head of the Sihasapa or Blackfeet Sioux at the Battle of the Litt..  read more...

Dewey Beard

Dewey Beard (Iron Hail), a Minneconjou Sioux warrior aged 17 in 1876, attempted on a dare from a tribesman to capture George A. Custer alive durin..  read more...

Drags-The-Rope

Drags-The-Rope, an Oglala Sioux warrior aged 20 in 1876, was one of the first Indians to see Custer's approaching column and witnessed the killing of ..  read more...

Eagle Elk

Eagle Elk, a 25-year old Oglala Sioux warrior in 1876, fought against Reno's command and later in the final surround of Cuter's immediate command in t..  read more...

Eagle Nest

Eagle Nest, a Southern Cheyenne warrior in 1876, fought under Chief Lame White Man in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Led by Chief Brave Bear, eigh..  read more...

Elk Thunder

Elk Thunder, a Sichangu (Burnt Thigh) or Brule Sioux warrior aged 23 in 1876, fought under Crow Dog in the Battle of Little Big Horn, in which he coun..  read more...

Feather Earring

Feather Earring, a Hunkpapa Sioux warrior and follower of Sitting Bull in 1876, fought under Chief Crow King at the Battle of the little Big Horn. Fig..  read more...

Fools Crow

Fools Crow, an Oglala Sioux and brother of Chief Eagle Bear, was an 11-year old apprentice warrior in 1876. After witnessing most of the Battle of Lit..  read more...

Frank Flies Across

Flies Across a Northern Cheyenne warrior in 1876, fought under Chief Lame White Man in the Battle of Little Big Horn. As a young apprentice warrior, h..  read more...

Frank Pine

Frank Pine, also known as Blind Man, was 86 when Miller painted his portrait in 1941. A Northern Cheyenne, he fought at age 21 under Chief Lame White ..  read more...

Fred Belt

Fred Belt, a Hunkpapa Sioux follower of Sitting Bull in 1876, fought at the Battle of Little Bighorn under Chief Black Moon. A Ghost Dancer in 1890, B..  read more...

Henry Kills Alive

Henry Kills Alive, a Hunkpapa Sioux, veteran of the Battle of Little Big Horn, was 87 when Miller painted his portrait in 1939. Loyal to Sitting Bull ..  read more...

Henry Little Soldier

Henry Little Soldier (Henry Sitting Bull), one of Sitting Bull's sons, fought as a youthful warrior in the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. In 1890,..  read more...

High Bald Eagle

High Bald Eagle, a Sichangu (Burnt thigh) or Brule Sioux 20-year old warrior in 1876, was a follower of Crow Dog at the Battle of Little Big Horn. A n..  read more...

Hollow Horn Eagle

Hollow Horn Eagle, a Sichangu (Burnt Thigh) or Brule Sioux warrior in 1897, fought under Crow Dog in the Battle of Little Bighorn. In 1890, he was avi..  read more...

Iron Hawk

Iron Hawk, a Hunkpapa Sioux medicine-man in later years, was only 14 in 1876, but big for his age. He fought both at the Battle of the Rosebud and at ..  read more...

Jacob Callous Leg

Jacob Callous Leg, Hunkpapa Sioux follower of Sitting Bull in 1876, he fought under his kinsman Gall at the Battle of Little Big Horn in which he coun..  read more...

Jacob Little Skunk

Jacob Little Skunk, a Minneconjou Sioux warrior aged 16 in 1876, fought under Fast Bull and High-Backbone, fighting leaders of the Little Big Horn. He..  read more...

James Comes Again

James Comes Again, an Oglala Sioux apprentice warrior in 1876, witnessed much of the Battle of Little Bighorn, before joining a large party of youngst..  read more...

John Did Not Go Home

John Did Not Go Home, an Itazipcho or Sansarc Sioux warrior aged 15 in 1876, fought under Chief Spotted Eagle, fighting Sansarc leader at the Battle o..  read more...

John Dives Backward

John Dives Backward, a Northern Cheyenne 12 year old in 1876, was among the first of the tribe at the start of the Little Big Horn to see the approach..  read more...

John Moves Camp

John Moves Camp, an Oglala Sioux, veteran of the Battle of Little Big horn, was 89 when Miller painted his portrait in 1941...  read more...

John Sitting Bull

John Sitting Bull, adopted deaf-mute son of the famed Hunkpapa Sioux Chief Sitting Bull, was 14 years of age in 1876 and fought bravely, if briefly, i..  read more...

John Strange Owl

John Strange Owl, a Northern Cheyenne warrior in 1876, fought under Chief Old Man Coyote in the Battle of Little Big Horn...  read more...

Johnson Little Warrior

Johnson Little Warrior, an Oglala Sioux member of Chief Big Road's band, took part as an 11-year old apprentice warrior in the closing phases of the B..  read more...

Jonas Holy Rock

Jonas Holy Rock, an Oglala Sioux warrior in 1876, fought under Big Road and Crazy horse at the Battle of Little Big Horn, in which he captured five ca..  read more...

Joseph High Eagle

An Oglala Sioux warrior of 16 in 1876, fought in the Battle of Little Big Horn under his cousin Crazy Horse, brilliant tribal war leader. In 1950, he ..  read more...