It seem that is a named Charging Eagle used by many people Charging Eagle b. 1829-Cheyenne River Charging Eagle b. 1833-Rosebud Charging Eagle b. 1834-Oglala Chraging Eagle b. 1846-Yanktonais-Standing Rock Charging Eagle b. 1848-Blackfeet Lakota-Standing Rock Charging Eagle b. 1850-Cheyenne River Charging Eagle II b. 1851-Rosebud Charging Eagle b.1856-Oglala Charging Eagle b. 1858-Rosebud Charging Eagle b. 1866-Oglala
Post by kingsleybray on Nov 27, 2012 6:42:41 GMT -5
Kim, like LaDonna I would say that Charging Eagle definitely seems to have been a popular name among the 19th c. Lakota people. I would be cautious before assuming connections! Having said that, I am always and still surprised to find marriage and blood connections between very distant tribal divisions. Nevertheless, when we get the occurrence of a name like Charging Eagle at both Pine Ridge and Standing Rock, I think it's best to start by erring on the side of caution.
One Charging Eagle I have found is a younger contemporary of 'your' CE, a Miniconjou and the son of Roman Nose (aka They Fear His Shield). Born about 1850, give or take a year, he was a headman in the Kit Fox (Tokala) warrior society during the 1870s, carrying the society's famous six-foot bow-lance. With his father's people he was among the Miniconjous surrendering after the Great Sioux War at Spotted Tail Agency, where he was enlisted as a corporal of Indian Scouts. The family fled to Canada in early 1878, where Roman Nose died. Later this Charging Eagle was among the founders of the Red Scaffold community on Cheyenne River Reservation.
I looked at the census kept by Red Cloud Agent JJ Saville in Mar-Sept. 1874, and noted one family (i man, 1 woman, 8 children) enrolled in 2nd Quarter 1874 under the name Charging Eagle.
The Spotted Tail Agency census taken January 1875 also lists a Charging Eagle family, 1 man, 1 woman, 1 boy, 1 girl.
Unfortunately I can't say for sure if either of these match your Charging Eagle.