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Walking Hunter

Walking Hunter, a Hunkpapa Sioux and a follower of Sitting Bull in 1876, was nearly 30 years old - mature for a fighting man - when he took part in the Battle of Little Big Horn. Seven years earlier, at age 23, he established his reputation as a warrior in a bloody battle with the Arikaras, in which he counted one coup and took two scalps. Famous in Sioux history, the fight took place in what is now North Dakota. Six Arikaras were killed and Walking Hunter was certain only the desire for revenge led the Arikaras to provide Custer with scouts at Little Big horn.

"Furious at the killing of Black Moon, we Foxes charged north, chanting our society war songs."
Eagle Butte SD

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