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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 counted three coups and captured four cavalry horses. A Ghost Dancer in 1890, he witnessed the assassination of Sitting Bull and took part in the pitched battle with Indian policemen which followed.

"I am a Hunkpapa. We are a proud trib. Although we let the Shahiyelas (Cheyenne) to lead the way wherever we traveled, we brought up the rear - the most dangerous position, the rear guard."

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