Bull Bear, Southern Cheyenne Nov 25, 2010 11:43:31 GMT -5
Post by Dietmar on Nov 25, 2010 11:43:31 GMT -5
Young Bull Bear, Southern Tsitsistas, son of Bull Bear
Bull Bear was a Dog Men (Dog Soldier) leader by 1863, Father P.J. Powell stated he was then 4th chief of this band among Tall Bull, White Horse and Little Robe.
In 1864 he represented the Dog Men at the council of Camp Weld, near Denver, where he was photographed for the first time (see below).
He played a role in numerous historical events in Southern Cheyenne history, for example the Medicine Lodge Treaty.
At Barbara Landis´ Carlisle site there´s a bit of information about his family:
Old Bull Bear, 84 yrs. old, died 11-4-1892.
Woman Stands In Buffalo Hole, Died 1877
Cheyenne; Pipe Woman, Died 1878, Cheyenne
Mrs. Bull Elk, Cheyenne
Sharp Nose Woman, mother Pipe Woman, died 1887;
Clouding Woman/Sage Woman, mother Pipe Woman;
Howling White, mother Pipe Woman;
Oscar Bull Bear/Stands Till Morning, mother Pipe Woman;
Young Bull Bear, mother Woman Stands in Buffalo Hole, died 1910;
Richard Davis/Crooked Nose, died 8-15-1913;
Emma Red Hair, died 7-24-1893;
Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead C&A Family Heirship and Estate Testimonies.
Historian Richard Hardorff writes that the two oldest sons of Bull Bear were Thunder Cloud aka Jock Bull Bear and Foolish Bear.
Other portraits of Bull Bear:
Bull Bear at Camp Weld 1864, sitting second from left, middle row
Bull Bear at Camp Weld 1864, sitting third from left, front row
Richard A. Davis & his brother Young Bull Bear
Young Bull Bear (mounted) with his wife
Please correct or add what else is known about Bull Bear.