Wassenberg Art Center

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 cavalry horses and counted two coups. In 1890, he served as a United States Army scout and had the reputation of being one of the army's most expert trackers.

"Sitting for his portrait, he wrapped an old U.S. Cavalry yellow scarf as a turban around has brow, donned a set of grizzly bear claws set in a necklace of tubular blue trade-beads, and an honorary gold medal which bore a profile resembling President Benjamn Harrison."
-David Humphreys Miller
Grass Creek 1941

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