Post by Diane Merkel on Jul 8, 2011 23:30:38 GMT -5
I received the following message on the Little Bighorn boards (lbha.proboards.com) and hope someone can verify the information before I make changes to the mini-biographies that are on this and the LittleBighorn.info website.
I see where this website has Bear With Horns listed as a Lakota who was killed at the battle as a Hunkpapa... actually he was Itazipcho... I know this because he was my great grandmother Lucy Fights the Thunder, Poor Buffalo's older brother. My great grandmother's name was also Grows In A Day (named after this battle) we have many names in my family that commemorate the battle for example one of my Auntie's name is Comes Home Hard named for Hump being wounded and how hard it was for him to travel. Bear With Horns was the son of Fights the Thunder who was a brother to Spotted Eagle the Naca of our Tiyospaye who was very close to Sitting Bull... we have many, many stories about this battle. I hope you can make the change. I believe White Bull also listed him as Itazipcho.
Post by Diane Merkel on Jul 11, 2011 16:54:42 GMT -5
Fred Wagner's new book, Participants in the Battle of the Little Big Horn: A Biographical Dictionary of Sioux, Cheyenne and United States Military Personnel, may provide the answer. In his listing for Bear Horn:
There may have been a Sans Arc named Bear with Horns (Hardorff lists one such man), who is sometimes cited as a Hunkpapa.
There may have been two men at the battle with similar names.