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 nephew of Chief Iron Shell Necklace and a cousin of Chief Spotted Tail, High Bald Eagle had an envious war record which included a great battle between the Sioux and the Pawnees in August 1873. In it he counted two coups and took two Pawnee scalps.
"When I was born my father's father saw a bald eagle flying way up in the sky and so named me 'High Bald Eagle.'"
Rosebud Reservation 1941
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