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William Standing Bear

William Standing Bear, a Sihasapa or Blackfeet Sioux (not to be confused with the Algonquian Blackfeet of Montana or Alberta), fought as a warrior under Chief Scabby Head at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Uncertain as to how many troopers he may have killed, Standing Bear counted a coup in the defense against Reno's attacck and captured two cavalry horses in the final surround of Custer's immediate command.

"I was past fifteen that summer and already of fighting age. I was anxious to do battle with anybody who would try to take over our hunting grounds."
Wakpala, SD 1940

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