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Sherman Sage

Sherman Sage, one of a handful of Northern Arapahos who fought in the battle, was also called Well-Knowing One. Age 23 in 1876, Sage later became a famed medicine-man of his tribe. In 1889, he was instrumental in starting the Ghost Dance among his people, from whom the Sioux and Cheyenne acquired the cult.

"A buckskin Wohaw among a handful of solders was on his hands and knees. He had been shot in the left side and blood came from his mouth. He was dying. Later, in our kill talks we decided this must have been Custer, but he did not wear his hair long as we expected he could."
Wind River Reservation

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