As noted above, Red Tomahawk was a member of Wolf Necklace's band of Upper Yanktonais.
He was not at the Little Bighorn; rather, he was at the Standing Rock Agency in the summer of 1876. He recalled being at the Black Hills treaty negotations at Standing Rock after the Little Bighorn. "Those of us that were present at that council will recall that we were in the midst of exceitment or confusion, you might call it, at that time," he later recalled. "It wasn't the Custer battle that had any effect, but what really had effect was about the proposition that the Great Father will take the Indians to the south [Indian Territory; later Oklahoma], and the chiefs wished to retain this place [Standing Rock] as a permanent place for their home."
Post by James Red Tomahawk on Nov 6, 2008 22:40:17 GMT -5
Hello, My name is James Red Tomahawk. Red Tomahawk is my Great Great Grandfather and i am very proud of him and all that he has done during his life time. My grandparents along with my dad always spoke about Red Tomahawk. They had told of accounts that took place and also that cold crisp morning of December 15th 1890. It does not match up with what was written in the books that were wrote. These accounts that were handed down to me. I am now handing down to my children.
and thanks for joining us here. Very interesting. May I ask if it is possible for you to share some thoughts about Red Tomahawk? We already tried to assemble a bit of information, maybe you can add something or correct us in some points. Please look also here: www.american-tribes.com/Nakota/BIO/RedTomahawk.htm