Post by kingsleybray on Aug 8, 2013 14:59:15 GMT -5
Here is a little nugget sent me by Sandra Lowry, the amazing librarian at Ft Laramie. A 'good conduct' chief's certificate given to Swift Bear by the Ft Laramie commander during the First Sioux War:
Copy from the Denver Public Library Wm. O. Collins Family Papers Letter #60
Fort Laramie N.T. January 29, 1856 The bearer of this "Swift Bear" a Brule the head of a small village of twelve to eighteen lodges is destinguished [sic] for his firm friendship to the Whites and those who may meet him will receive none but acts of kindness from him. He is the man who saved the life of a soldier in the massacre on the 19th Aug. 1854.
I find the photo of Swiftbear fascinating. I am researching for family. How many children did he have? Their names Also did he have 2 or 3 wives. It’s been a daunting task. Ancestry.com gave me 9 children and two wives but I was told more children and 3 wives. Any help is appreciated. Thank you
Does anyone have more information regarding the Hunkpapa, Swift Bear, born 1834? Would this be the brother of Crow King who was killed at Little Bighorn in 1876? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Eventually a version of this photo with identifications just has surfaced on Ebay:
Kain Milk, son of Chief Milk, was also spelled Kane/Cane Milk (or Good Cane Milk) in several newspaper articles. He was said to have been the successor of his father. He possibly had another name. It could be he is Daniel Milk or his brother John.
Blue Eyes, Rain Water and Cheyenne Butcher all camped with Chief Swift Bear between Niobrara River and Ponca Creek and south of Fort Randall in 1885.
Blue Eyes was also known as George Swift Bear.
Last Edit: Oct 22, 2018 15:28:08 GMT -5 by Dietmar
Does anyone have information on the Hunkpapa Swift Bear who was a brother of Crow King? I'm trying to learn if he was younger or older and if he belonged to any warrior societies. There was another brother named White Bull. Both men died at Little Bighorn in 1876 during Reno's retreat from the first assault on the Hunkpapa village but nothing more is known about them.