Warchiefs killed at Washita

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THE 1868 BATTLE OF THE WASHITA
WARCHIEFS KILLED

Source : Stan Hoig, The Battle of the Washita, University of Nebraska Press, 1970, pages 140, page 242 (note for page 140)

13 Headmen and warchiefs killed in the Battle of the Washita (as told to Interpreter Richard Curtis par Cheyenne prisoners)
 
Buffalo Tongue
Tall White Man
Tall Owl
Poor Black Elk
Big Horse
White Beaver
Bear Tail
Running Water
Wolf Ear
The Man That Hears the Wolf
Medicine Walker
Black Kettle
Little Rock 

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"The decisive character of the victory (at Washita) , and the severe blow sustained by the Cheyennes, may be judged from the number of 'big' chiefs, war chiefs, and headmen killed in the battle of the Washita." 

Colonel Richard Dodge, "The plains of the great west and their inhabitants", page XIX

 

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