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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 Battle of Little Big Horn. After witnessing the defeat and retreat of Reno's command and the encirclement of Custer's command, he join other youngsters in taking potshots at the doomed troopers. He was later widely famed among Indians as a skilled medicine-man of the Sioux Yuwipi cult.

"His name was known to me in 1939. Widely famed for seemingly miraculous cures on Indian reservations through the plains, he was a medicine man of the old Sioux tradition."
David Humphreys Miller Allen, SD 1940

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