Wild Hog Jun 13, 2012 10:14:08 GMT -5
Post by Dietmar on Jun 13, 2012 10:14:08 GMT -5
The Smithsonian has a photo of Bird Wild Hog by Christian Barthelmess online:
"The Wild Hog on the list of Casey's scouts was Bird Wild Hog, whose father was one of the headmen under Little Wolfand Dull Knife, leaders of the Northern Cheyenne break from Indian Territory in 1879. Mari Sandoz says (Cheyenne Autumn, XV) that the senior Wild Hog was a 'big broad man with a broad humerous face', and that the son was named Little or Young Hog.
Christian Barthlemess, in identifying a photograph he took of the son, wrote the name as "Hetch (Hedge) Hog." Casey Barthelmess remembers him as an unusually expert dancer, much admired by women. His discharge, dated at Fort Keogh May 15, 1891, said he born in Wyoming, was twenty-two years old, six feet tall, copper complexion, black hair and eyes, and by occupation when enlisted (September 18, 1890) a hunter.
Bird Wild Hog died August 31, 1940. His widow Lydia, daughter of old Little Wolf, was killed at Sheridan, Wyoming, in 1958 -- when she was ninety --by an automobile." pages 110-11, Frink & Barthelmess.