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Kills Pretty Enemy

Leo Kills Pretty Enemy, son of a Hunkpapa Sioux father and a Brule Sioux mother, was 21 years old at the time of the Battle of Little Big Horn and a seasoned warrior who fount under Chief Crow King, Gall and other fighting leaders. His initiation to the warpath occured when he was 15 and accompanied a war party of men in the prime against the Pawnees in northern Nebraska. Not only did he count two coups, he captured a buckskin ware pony from a live enemy, a considerable exploit for a youngster assigned to merely carrying moccasins for his elders.

"I was a member of the Fox Warriors �we Foxes thought of ourselves as real foxes and called any enemies the 'Arrow Bones,' for it was up to us to seek out enemies as foxes do bones."

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