I just re-read some parts of Terrible Justice: Sioux Chiefs and U.S. Soldiers on the Upper Missouri, 1854–1868, by Doreen Chaky. In this book, in the parts I read based on minutes of the Fort Pierre Council 1856, two chiefs are mentioned so far unknown to me. A Hunkpapa elder called The-One-Who-Uses-His-Heart-For-All (sub chief of Bear Ribs) and an Oglala chief Big Head, who was the only Oglala to travel from Fort Laramie to Pierre (this is not the Yanktonais Chief, who didn't follow Harneys call).
Post by kingsleybray on Nov 20, 2016 16:50:56 GMT -5
One Who Uses His Heart For All is a headman who gets a few namechecks through the 1860s and 70s. I can't get at my notes right now, but I think he belonged to the Talonapin (Raw Meat Necklace) band of Hunkpapas.
Big Head was a headman in the Southern or Kiyuksa Oglalas. He belonged to a prominent family of the Kuhinyan sub-band. He is mentioned a few times in the 1850s, then seems to disappear from the scene. The main or most visible player in Kuhinyan is then Whistler, until his death in 1872. A younger Big Head (Nasula Tanka, literally it means Big Brain), born about 1826, was a shirt wearer among the Southern Oglala in the late 1860s-70s. Possibly a son or nephew of the older man.