"I'm very curious about a Giles Goose and if he is related to Chief Goose. According to the Sioux County, ND newspaper, the Chief died in July of 1915 and would be buried in Sioux County in a "Catholic Cemetery." FindAGrave has a memorial for Giles. Born in 1838 died in 1915. Indian Scout, Rogers Company. The memorial includes a picture of the headstone. All I could find on the Chief's birth is 'about 1836.' I could find no memorial/burial for Joseph. Although Joseph had other names, Giles is not one of them that I could find. Do you know which "Catholic Cemetery" the Chief is buried in? Do you have any knowledge that Joseph/Giles are one and the same, or something that clearly makes them different? In my research I bumped into your forum and what a great one it is and I appreciate the work that has gone into it and the results that you publish. I am hoping you can help me."
These two articles provide a lot of information about Chief Goose, also called Giles Goose, and his family:
CHIEF GOOSE PASSES AWAY IN CORSON COUNTY—BURIED AT FORT YATES.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Aberdeen. - Chief Goose, possibly the most noted Indian government scout of his time, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. F. Wagoner, who lives in the neighborhood of Thunderhawk, in western Corson coun- ty. The remains were taken overland over the old Indian trial which once marked the center of this noted In- dian's activities during the Indian up- risings a half century ago to Fort Yates, where interment was made the latter part of the week in the same Indian cemetery which holds the re- mains of Sitting Bull, the lifelong and bitter enemy of Chief Goose. Burial was made with all Indian and military honors. Chief Goose was what was known as a friendly Indian, never having tak- en up arms against the government. Back in the stirring times of the 70s, when Gens. Miles, Custer and Terry, were trying to bring the Sioux nation within the confines of the Cheyenne and Standing Rock reservations, which comprised nearly the entire portion of the northwestern fourth of the state west of the Missouri river, and while their efforts were being most strenu-¬ ously opposed by that wiley war chief, Sitting Bull, Chief Goose was doing his best work for the government. He was a particular friend of Gen. Custer, and accompanied him on many of his most notable and successful expedi- tions into the Indian country, acting as his chief scout. It was Chief Goose who showed Gen. Custer and his band the immensely rich deposits of gold in the Black Hills which have since proved the biggest source, of Dakota's gold mining reve- nue. During his early day travels Goose located many rich deposits of gold, and it was in an effort to re-lo- cate one of these rich deposits that he contracted the illness which cost him his life. Chief Goose joined the Catholic church in his early manhood and died in that faith, saying his prayers over his rosary when death sealed his lips. Twelve hours prior to his death he told those about him that he was dy- ing, and, surrounded by his compan- ions on his last journey over the trails of his beloved Dakota prairies, made the arrangements for the transporta- tion of his remains to Fort Yates, where he desired to be buried. This is the agency seat of the Standing Rock reservation, and many of the most noted Indians of the Dakotas are buried there, among them Sitting Bull. Thus ends the career of the most noted Indian scout ever employed by the government, and his passing will bring him back to the memory of many of the old pioneers who knew him during the rugged and trying days of the early 70s. Chief Goose was a full blood Sioux Indian of the Tetone branch (meaning "prairie dwellers"), tall, straight and lean even in his old age, and a typical specimen of his race. He drew a pension from the government for his services during the early days under Gens. Miles, Cus- ter and Terry.
Hot Springs Weekly Star, August 06, 1915
MARY GILES SUD- DENLY STRICKEN
Wife of Former Chief Goose, Drops Dead Thursday of Heart Failure Another one of the real old-time Sioux Indians, who have seen this country pass through the many epoch making changes that have occurred since the coming of the whitemen, was called to the great beyond Thursday when Mrs. Mary Giles suddenly dropped dead of heart failure. Up to the time of her death, Mrs. Giles was apparently in the best of health, notwithstanding her ad- vanced age. Her husband, Chief Goose, one of the famous Indian Scouts who was with General Cus- ter, died in 1915. Mrs. Giles was making her home at the time of her death with her daughter., Mrs. Louis Endres. She is survived by three daughters, the other two be- ing Mrs. Sibley Fly and Mrs. Frank Bullhead. Funeral services were held Friday in St. Peters church and interment was made in the church's cemetery. Her husband, it will be remem- bered, at the time of his death was leading a number of white men westward in search of gold. The journey, though, was too much for the old Chief as he died before the party reached the place toward which he was leading them. This gold Chief Goose always maintained he had seen, and Mrs. Frank Bullhead still has a small nugget which was found by him. It is said Chief Goose once started with General Custer on the same quest. Mrs. Giles was a noble woman and as highly thought of and res- pected as her faithful husband had been. The sympathy of her many friends is extended to her daughters in her sudden bereavement.
Sioux County Pioneer, October 23, 1919
Goose by Frank Fiske
This is said to be one of Goose´s daughters:
Btw, there are three pages on Goose in Emily´s "Witness: A Hunkpapha Historian's Strong-Heart Song of the Lakotas"